*2nd Edition has all new interior. Full-size pictures. Clear, easy-to-read words.
Plucky young Buster Bee is headed to school and he's nervous about his first day. At school, he meets his new teacher and feels special when she teaches the class all about being a bee.
When it seems that Too Smart Betty has all the answers, Buster wants to be a solitary bee who lives in the country instead of a social bee. He has great adventures in the country but ends up feeling lonely with a stomachache.
The witty narrative, with bountiful critter jargon, boisterous interjections, and plenty of humor, makes for a fun read-aloud, and colorful artwork captures the antics of the critters with playful perspectives and hilarious details. Nonstop action, good-natured critters, and a comical view of going to school and making friends will attract critter aficionados, older siblings, moms, and dads alike.
Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.
The Bugville Critters stories originally were written by Robert Stanek as bedtime stories for his own children. His children enjoyed the stories so much they urged him to make the stories available to other children and that's what he set out to do in 2004.
*** Bugville Critters Was Also Featured In A Wall Street Journal Home & Family Article
Robert Stanek is a pen name for a number-one bestselling author of more than 150 books, including the children's picture book series Bugville Critters. Robert Stanek's remarkable writing career has spanned more than 30 years. During this time, his books have been sold in 34 languages in over 50 countries and with more than 50 bestsellers. His more than 150 works of fiction and nonfiction range broadly in literary genres from action and adventure, mystery and suspense to science fiction and fantasy, in subject areas from computer technology to military memoir, and in children's picture books for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school readers.
Not only is Robert Stanek astonishingly prolific, his life experiences and travels have taken him through all 50 states and many countries around the world. In his youth, he worked as a roofer, builder's helper, stock boy, gardener, auctioneer's assistant, and more. His military career as an Intelligence analyst and combat flyer took him to the far corners of the world from Asia and the South Pacific to Europe and the UK. In addition to being a writer and technology journalist, he is an illustrator, a photographer, an educator, and an explorer.
Robert Stanek's early influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Ray Bradbury, T.H. White, Anne McCaffrey, and Jules Verne.