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Little Squeegy Bug, The

$16.95
 
   
   
The Little Squeegy Bug
Written by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson
Illustrated by Patrick Corrigan

$16.95 ($26.00 CAN)
ISBN #1-890817-90-2
Ages 4-7
Pre-K-Grade 2
11 1/2" x 8"
40 pages
Picture-book fiction

Editorial Reviews
 
School Library Journal
9/1/2001

"A very old-fashioned story…gets modern yet retro treatment in this snazzy book. A nondescript squeegy bug meets Buzzer the Bumblebee and says, 'I'd like to be a bumblebee and carry a stinger in my tail, too.' Buzzer tells him he first has to '…climb to the sky' to get silver wings. Squeegy climbs to the top of a cattail, meets a helpful caterpillar and, when he meets Haunchy the Spider, gets his wings–and something better than a stinger for his tail... [T]his story has a definite message... It's about nonviolence, persistence, and the importance of having an identity and a purpose. …[It] has the tone of an impromptu bedtime tale told by a clever and loving parent. And the pictures (all produced digitally) are wonderful. Picture Daniel Kirk's 'Miss Spider' a little cooler, calmer, more surreal, and you get an idea of the look. Children will be fascinated by bits of shiny-colored paper, unusual perspectives, and imaginative details… The publisher has set up a corresponding interactive Web site for this title."


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