The book in question was written prior to 1990. The pages probably had no words — I was able to read at the time, so either it was not narrated or the words were not memorable. Each page, or pair of pages, featured a scene in some fictional town which resembled a human town but populated by arthropods: insects, spiders. The arthropods were not anthropomorphic, but assuming the roles of humans in that town. E.g.

  • At a dinner table, a father daddy-long-legs (harvestman) was seated at the head of a table as a pillbug was being served on a platter. The mother was a preying mantis IIRC.
  • A large centipede was crawling down a street, colored like a school bus.
    I can't remember if the other insects were riding on it, or if the bus simply resembled a centipede on the outside.

The pages had about the same ratio as the Magic School Bus books IIRC.

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    This book sounds terrifying. Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 9:42
  • @Matrim I'm not sure I agree with you re untagging comics. The question asks about a book composed mostly of pictures, and the OP agreed with the tag.
    – Shokhet
    Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 17:42
  • @Shoket But this book is not a comic, so it should not be tagged as thus. Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 18:19
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    @Shokhet many children books are composed mostly of pictures, but that does not make them Comics Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 20:17
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    Richard Scarry's books are books with lots of pictures and few words, and have some talking arthropod characters, but most of the characters are other types of animals, so I don't think this description matches any of his books.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 14:09


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