What You Need to Know:
• Buglette is the cutest bug I’ve seen since Richard Scarry’s Goldbug.
• This little bug has big dreams and will serve as an inspiration for young readers!
• Buglette the Messy Sleeper is the first picture book for Bethanie Deeney Murguia.
• Check out the author’s website where you can see a trailer featuring the adorable Buglette.
• The illustrations in this book are appealing and whimsical – from the details to the colors.
• There is a moment of trepidation when a menacing crow appears in the story.
Bethanie Deeney Murguia “had me at hello.” From the moment I saw the cover of this charming book, I knew I would love it. That bug is just so darn cute! Her gentle expression as she sleeps, snuggled in a beautiful purple blanket, should calm even the “antsiest” reader. The image is so vivid you can almost feel the softness of her pillow and the textures of her cozy blanket. Turn the page and you will not be disappointed. The story is just as engaging as the watercolor illustrations. Tidy during the day, Buglette goes on fantastic adventures at night while she sleeps, causing her “leaf nest” to be a mess each morning. Her family encourages her to control her imagination, but after Buglette rescues them from a scary crow, they cheer on this messy sleeper. And you will too! She shows us that we can be just as brave awake as we are in our dreams. I am looking forward to seeing more from Bethanie Deeney Murguia.
Author: Bethanie Deeney Murguia Illustrator: Bethanie Deeney Murguia Published: 2011, 32 pages
Themes: Bedtime, Character/Values, Exquisite Illustrations, Imagination, Individuality, and Talking Animals
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