|aBreakout at the bug lab / |cby Ruth Horowitz ; pictures by Joan Holub.
|aNew York : |bPuffic Books, |c2002.
|a48 p. : |bcol. ill. ; |c23 cm.
|aPuffin easy-to-read[Level 2]
|aWhen a giant cockroach named Max escapes from their mother's bug laboratory, Leo and his brother receive help from a mysterious stranger who advises them to think like a bug in order to recapture the runawayroach.
Max, a Madagascar cockroach, is as big as a bite-sized candy bar and hisses like a snake when he is mad. Leo and his brother are fascinated. Out of all of the bugs in their mother's bug lab, Max is definitely the best. But now, Max is on the loose in the lab! To make matters worse, there's a party there today. Leo and his brother have to find Max before he makes people scream-or worse."A book in which everything is just right." (School Library Journal)
Ruth Horowitz has written many books for young children, including Crab Moon.Joan Holub has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including The Garden that We Grew and The Pizza that We Made.