Bug in a Rug

By Jamie Gilson    Illustrated by Diane deGroat
Clarion 1992
ISBN 0395866162
Grades 3-4

Out of Print. Look for it in your school or local library.

When Richard has to go to school wearing a pair of over-sized bright purple pants, a gift from his Uncle Ken and Aunt Nannie, he senses that this day might be a bit out of the ordinary. Sure enough, Mrs. Zookey has a special treat for Richard's class: today they will study the habits of mealworms. Every kid gets a petri dish containing five of their very own, real live specimens, and soon the class is crawling with critters.