The Bug Next Door

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"When a boy bug meets a girl bug, they discover their differences and find common ground in their similarities. But the real beauty of the friendship is captured by Alemagna's felted wool collage and applique illustrations." - Daily Candy Kids Top 20 Books for Summer

"In this adorable followup to Bugs in a Blanket and Bugs in the Garden, Beatrice Alemagna returns to the world of her felted bugs to explore the ways of the heart -- how sometimes what makes us different makes us hard to resist." - Where The Best Books Are!

"Painstakingly needle-felted, stitched, and decorated, each page sparkles with tiny sequins, buttons, and other exquisite details. . . reader will want to crawl inside this book and snuggle up with these bugs in their cozy blanket home." - San Francisco Book Review

"Innovative. . .you will not have seen anything like it." - The Children's Bookseller on Bugs in a Blanket

" The real gems here. . .are the felted wool illustrations, with the bugs coming to life through thread and buttons. The illustrations look as though readers should be able to run their hands over them to feel each little creature." - School Library Journal on Bugs in the Garden

Kirkus Reviews
It's unfortunate that opposites attract in this dismal offering. Little Speckled Bug meets his neighbor and immediately feels a connection to the female Bug Next Door, even though they express quite different interests. Little Speckled Bug wants to play boisterous games; the buggy diva's suggestions are stereotypically feminine in contrast. "What if we dressed up as flower fairies instead? We could put on long dresses and wear make up." In an awkward sequence, the pair share hobbies, including collecting the appendages of their fellow insects (!), and a kiss. Little Speckled Bug's cheeks flush as he pines for his new love. The abrupt, didactic conclusion is both pretentious and perplexing: "But you see, in the blanket, just as in the rest of the world, there are lots of differences between girls and boys"--though other references have been made to the "blanket," its relationship to the book's world is never explained. The mostly felted mixed-media spreads incorporate a hodgepodge of commonly found items, including sequins and postage stamps. Facial expressions are rigid, and the emotions portrayed inauthentic. There's not one decent insect leg to stand on here. (Board book. 3-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714863566
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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