A Bug and a Wish

A Bug and a Wish

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A Bug and a Wish by Karen Scheuer, Kalpart

When Tyler is teased by the other boys, his good friend, Danae, encourages him to give the boys A Bug and a Wish. When Tyler finds a ladybug and a dandelion seed, he is convinced that this is what Danae means. As his friend helps him learn the true meaning of her advice, Tyler soon discovers the solution to his problem.

Karen Scheuer is a wife, mother, and teacher. She lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and has been married to her high-school sweetheart for 29 years. The author and her husband have a 23-year-old daughter and a 20-year-old son. She enjoys calligraphy, knitting, making jewelry, traveling, reading, and never turns down an offer to dine out. The first-time author encourages her second graders to use A Bug and a Wish in various school situations. "In the years I have been teaching, teasing and bullying have increased. I felt that the 'bug and a wish' concept would make a great children's book for teachers to use in their classrooms."

Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/KarenScheuer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628577051
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 89,847
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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A Bug and a Wish 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written story and a way to for children to learn how to deal with bullying. I purchased a copy of A Bug and a Wish for my Grandson. He was totally engaged in the story from the first to the last page. This book is a great tool to use in the classroom by teaching children kindness and by sending out a message that all children will be able to use in handling teasing and bullying. The Author took a simple and easy approach to find a way for children to solve this problem. A Bug and a Wish should be added to all elementary school children's reading lists. I also purchased a second book as a gift for my sister’s grandchildren.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite A Bug and a Wish by Karen Scheuer is a story that revolves around the relevant topic of bullying. Tyler dreads going to school because he is always teased by the other boys for the way he walks. Then his good friend Danae comes up with an idea. She advises him to give the boys ‘A Bug and a Wish.’ Tyler, being innocent, finds an actual ladybug and dandelion seed to wish upon. But that is not what Danae meant by 'A Bug and a Wish.' As Tyler gets the true meaning of what she meant, he finds out that his problem is easily solved. The story is beautiful and the topic of bullying has been handled well by the author. Many readers will be able to relate to this story and it gives them a way to solve their problems and stand up to bullying in the proper manner. The approach adopted by Tyler in handling the situation is direct and simple and it is heartening to note that it works out for him in a good way. The cartoon-like illustrations give life and movement to the story and scenes. The book is a must-read for all school going kids. It is not only relatable but also tells them how to handle the situation in case they are the target. Parents can use it as a bedtime story book and it is perfect to keep in school libraries. Kids have a solution now for their bullying problems: A Bug and A Wish.
Mary2014 More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable story about a very hurtful subject.  Children will be drawn to the illustrations and captivated with the advice Denae shares with Tyler.  How will a bug and a wish solve Tyler's bullying problem? The book has such a cute ending and it teaches children to have courage to face their fears with words, not their fists. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tyler is not happy about going to school. Why would he be? Each day is the same - and each day he is teased and laughed at. Lucky for Tyler, he has a friend on the bus. "A Bug and a Wish" is Danae's advice, which leaves Tyler feeling confused - and later excited - as he gradually figures out what Danae is talking about. The illustrations beautifully complement the message, visually communicating Tyler's feelings as his story progresses. When I read a book about an issue that I am struggling with, it feels like that book was written just for me and touches me on a deep level. Although I am not struggling with the issue of bullying today, I have in the past - and in Karen Scheuer's story about Tyler there is a simple - and empowering - method of dealing with this problem. I believe this book is a great one to add to any child's reading list ... to the bully, bullied, or the observer it helps to explain the effects that their action - or inaction - may be having.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute book that discusses how to deal with teasing and bullying.  Great for preschool through elementary school kids.  Also would appeal to both boys and girls.
tweenmom More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully illustrated lovely book for children of ALL ages.  I am the mom of a 12 year old and she has read the book and now knows a quick comeback when faced with a bully.  (It bugs me when you _____, and I wish you would stop!).  A simple fun way to remember a confident response- as we all know that when a bully strikes, it is often difficult for a child (or adult!) to stay calm and think clearly.  The book teaches a strategy that everyone - regardless of age!! I bought additional copies to give as gifts to friends with children.  Highly Recommend.  
Pam_Fleming More than 1 year ago
I was so excitied to get my copy of Mrs. Scheuer's book. I feel this book would be a great way to start a dialog on bullying with any age group. I liked that she equipped the reader with something specific to do when confronted with a bully. Each year I guest lecture in a college children's literature class and I will be recommending this book to those future teachers as a must have in their personal libraries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really nice story, and beautifully illustrated. Mrs. Scheuer's book teaches kids - and adults - a nice communication tool to use to put a stop to bullying. Ineffective communication is at the root of many relationship problems, whether the relationship be between kids, between friends, spouses, parent/child, in the workplace, and even political relationships ... it goes on and on. This book gives readers a specific technique to initiate a dialogue to stop the problem. I wish this book was around when I was a kid!
Sherrill_Cannon More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely story about dealing with bullying.  Young Tyler begins his day with dreading his walk to the school bus stop, since the other boys tease him about the way he seems to trip when he walks.  His good friend, Danae, suggests that he give the bullies "a bug and a wish".  Tyler isn't too sure what that means, but when he finds a ladybug and then a dandelion seed (which can be used to make a wish) he decides to see if it works.  Then he discovers that that wasn't what Danae meant at all - but did it work?   You'll have to read the story... This debut children's book, by teacher Karen Scheuer, helps children deal with bullying in a unique way. It shows children that teasing can hurt feelings, and make others sad. The illustrations by Kalpart capture feelings beautifully and make the story a delight to read!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Very timely. Something that should be read in every elementary school. Cute illustrations, and very easy to understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely adorable! It is a story that teaches about bully through the cute theme of "A Bug and a Wish." I am currently going to school to be an elementary teacher and I can't wait to buy this book for my classroom! I highly recommend all elementary teachers to buy this book!!!