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Benny Buggles And The Termite Elimination

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SOME TERMITES WANT MORE FOR THEIR LIVES THAN TO JUST EAT YOUR HOUSE.

While other termites were busy foraging for cellulose, Benny Buggles dreamed of becoming an artist. But worker termites had limited roles to play in the smalltown colony in Kansas, and making sculpture was not one of them. When his friend Twiggy mentions an audacious plan to escape out to California, Benny jumps at the chance.

Arriving at the renowned art academy Auriana, ...

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SOME TERMITES WANT MORE FOR THEIR LIVES THAN TO JUST EAT YOUR HOUSE.

While other termites were busy foraging for cellulose, Benny Buggles dreamed of becoming an artist. But worker termites had limited roles to play in the smalltown colony in Kansas, and making sculpture was not one of them. When his friend Twiggy mentions an audacious plan to escape out to California, Benny jumps at the chance.

Arriving at the renowned art academy Auriana, Benny is welcomed as the prestigious institution's newest student and does his best to fit in, finding his rival in three-time Elimination champion James Maximilian, a snobbish termite who looks down on Benny as an untested newcomer pretending to the crown. The manipulative Tiffani Hardwood sees fame and fortune in each of the two promising rivals, playing both sides in the run-up to the biggest art competition of the year. Back home in Kansas, Cassie – working in Brood but harboring dreams of becoming a queen – never loses hope that Benny will return and they will be together again someday.

But events soon take an unexpected turn for the worse, and Benny and his friends are tested as never before. Enduring both tragedy and triumph, Benny learns that – win or lose – the things that matter most in life aren't always what they seem, and one's place needn't be so very far away.

Benny Buggles and the Termite Elimination is an inspirational story for both young adults and the young at heart. And who knows, it just might inspire a little softness in your local exterminator's heart as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780578014517
  • Publisher: Kanspira Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Pages: 154
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Posted June 17, 2009

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    Love inspirational books!

    I originally bought this book for my 12 year old son but found myself reading and enjoying it, maybe even more than he was! It's an all ages kind of story that keeps you turning the pages faster than you even realize. I really liked it because I love books that have inspirational themes, and this one certainly has some nice themes and lessons that any child (or even adult!) could benefit from.

    I kept reading because I wanted to find out what would happen to Benny and if he would ultimately be successful. There's alot of humor mixed in with the story that I found really refreshing for a children's kind of book and that I could appreciate as an adult.

    When they get to the art academy in California, the dean of the school has alot of positive messages for Benny and the students that helps them grow alot, and I have to say that he is probably my favorite character of them all. There are also some "evil" kind of characters that you just love to despise, which makes the story that much more interesting. One of them is a girl who seems to only want to use Benny for whatever she can get out of him. The sad thing is, Benny just doesn't seem to get it.

    The plot twists quite a bit near the end of the book, and makes for some of the most memorable parts of the story. I especially like what happens with Twiggy and the true character that he demonstrates when things don't go as expected and he is forced to make a huge decision. I also like how Cassie has always been there for Benny through thick and thin and never gave up hope.

    Overall I would definitely recommend this book for any ages from young adult to adult. Just a word of caution: some of the vocabulary might be too advanced for much younger readers, but if anything it can help them to learn some vocabulary I suppose, which reading is always good for anyway.

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