From Ambledee Book By Sandol Stoddard

From Ambledee to Zumbledee: An A.B.C. of Rather Special Bugs, (1968)—Ostensibly a catalog of the friendly, mischievous critters that hide in the grass, Ambledee is in fact an extended poem, set in predictable rhymes, and inspired by Stoddard’s youngest son’s fascination with the bugs he would find in their yard. Each imagined creature is brought to life by Walter Lorraine’s affectionately eccentric illustrations. The jacket copy notes that insects “viewed through the lens of art and wit, are all a bit more brightly lit.”