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Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don'ts

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

“Using slapstick humor in both its words and art, this early chapter book will appeal to new readers who enjoy a little trouble and irreverence in their stories.” —School Library Journal

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. Either way, Bug’s “choices”—drawing pictures of pig roller coasters during math class, 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—and now in a paperback edition publishing in the same season with Bug's next hardcover installment

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: 9781536219005
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 162 x 207mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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