I am introducing to you a rambunctious, wiggly, distractible little guy named Benjamin although every one just calls him Bug. He is always super engaged in life and you know what? You just fall in love with this little fella. One look a him and he just melts your heart. Let's take a peek at today's book shall we? Enjoy!
"Bug Blonksky and His Very Long List of Don'ts"
Authored and Illustrated by E. S. Redmond
Grade Levels: 1-4
Some humor writers have a rule of thumb: always make the jokes funnier than they need to be... the jokes work, and most of the time, they work twice as well as necessary.
Unwrapping some amazing illustrations
( truly love each and every one, so fun, in random order )
About the book
About the author/illustrator
This book drew me in with it's fabulous illustrations... illustrations which can stand all on their own. Their style is just my cup of tea.
You immediately fall in love with this lop-eared, seven year old, who is forever on the move and no one seems able to pin him down except when he is ordered to go to his quiet chair to think about the choices he makes.
He is a typical boy through and through, full of mischief, activity and curiosity. His mom calls him wiggly, his dad says he's impulsive and distractible and his big sister says he's plain super annoying. He's not malicious or vindictive, just a small boy happily engaging in his life, a very similar character to Dennis the Menace.
He seems to have a propensity to stumble into trouble and he dabbles in it over and over again. Scenarios of his antics are portrayed within his home among family members and at his school with his teacher and surrounding classmates. The book is witty and very funny. The ink-and-watercolour illustrations are animated, detailed and very, very kid-friendly enriching the humour of the book greatly.
"Bug Blonksky and His Very Long List of Don'ts" touches on what's it's like to being a superhero (for him Bug boy with the Power to Annoy), making unacceptable body sounds (which kids certainly love, causing them lots of disguised disgust but hearty giggles ensue), and even a sprinkle of romance for Bug, courtesy of Peggy Pinkerton. This early reader will be a hit with reluctant readers (especially boys who certainly can relate) and it is a perfect read aloud. I highly recommend this book.
Storywraps Rating - 5 ++ HUGS!!!!!
About the author/illustrator
I am an author and illustrator. I am also a mom.
People always say to "write what you know," so I guess it's no coincidence that my books are about
boogers, bad manners and a boy named Bug who just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble.
It is also no coincidence that my favorite sound is laughter, (a good old fashioned belly laugh, not an annoying high pitched giggle) and that I look for the humor in most any situation, especially difficult
ones, which there is definitely no shortage of when you're the mother of a stinker or two. So, if you like
a good belly laugh or just happen to be a stinker yourself, check out my books!
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