Stories From Bug Garden

Stories From Bug Garden

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The garden was old and forgotten, with a tumbledown wall and a one-wheeled barrow. So they moved in one by one, by one. What may appear to be an abandoned garden is actually home to an eclectic array of insects, from a ladybug who prefers making mud angels to acting like a lady, to a roly-poly bug who loves to roll, to a cricket who dreams of grand adventures. Come peek between the blades of grass at the secret lives of a garden's tiniest inhabitants.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763665340
0763665347
Branch Call Number: XXF MOSER, LISA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Millward, Gwen - Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Sep 19, 2016

A full review of this book can be found in the "Summary" section.
The review was published in the Stratford Gazette on August 18, 2016.

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SPL_Childrens Sep 19, 2016

Old and forgotten, the neglected garden had a tumbledown wall and a one-wheeled barrow. No one came down the weedy path anymore to take care of the garden or to sit among the flowers. So they moved in, one by one.
Who were “they”?
They were insects!
There was a ladybug, a butterfly, a horsefly, a dragonfly, a bee, a “roly-poly”, some ants, a cricket, a lightning bug and more. Each found a wonderful place to live in the garden … a garden which was no longer forgotten, because all of the insects could now call it “home”.
Short, whimsical stories introduce the personalities of the diminutive inhabitants (who are delightfully unusual and quirky): the ladybug that enjoys making “mud angels”, the horsefly that believes he’s a horse, the bee that likes to relax instead of being “as busy as a bee”, the cricket that dreams of having great adventures, the roly poly that enjoys rolling down the hill (and spends all day climbing back up in order to roll down again) … and there are many more.
The interconnected stories are full of gentle humour and creative wordplay. Illustrated in ink, pencil and watercolor, author Lisa Moser’s cheerful book, which carries a message of cooperation and community, is a fun treat for young children.

** Recommended for ages 3 to 5 years.

Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, librarian, Stratford Public Library

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