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Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don'ts

By E. S. Redmond
Illustrated by E. S. Redmond

Follow one rip-roarious day in the life of an antsy (if lovable) boy named Bug, guided by E. S. Redmond’s humor and wit.

If seven-year-old Benjamin (aka Bug) Blonsky were a superhero, he’d be “Bug Boy with the Power to Annoy.” That’s what his big sister says. Mom says he’s wiggly and can’t sit still. Dad says he’s easily distracted. On this day, Bug’s “choices” — drawing pictures of pig roller coasters during math time, making armpit noises when his teacher bends over — have landed him in a heap of trouble, so now he’s writing a list of what not to do: his list of don’ts. Such as: don’t be late for the bus (you’ll have to sit with know-it-all Abner), don’t trade a cookie for a flaxseed muffin (it won't taste like cotton candy), don’t be nice to Peggy Pinkerton (she’ll want to kiss you), and whatever happens, don’t tell Mom! Bug’s list is very long, but will it help him stay out of trouble? Don’t count on it!

  • Laugh-out-loud text and hilarious, stylized illustrations from E.S. Redmond depict Bug Blonsky, a hyperactive 7-year-old who would much rather build pig roller coasters in Stackblox than sit through math class.
  • Easily distractible but well-meaning children everywhere will find a kindred spirit in Bug.
  • The narrative list format and inviting language is appealing and would be great for reluctant readers.

About the author

E. S. Redmond is the author-illustrator of Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo, a Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award winner, and The Unruly Queen. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

ISBN: 9780763689353
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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