The Sick Bug is a whimsical and rhyming tale that will appeal to children and adults alike. Vivid and captivating illustrations draw readers into the story while brining the "sick bugs" and their bug world to life. This light-hearted romp entertains while providing a simple and true message for how to get better.
|Publisher:||Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Purchased for my granddaughter with the flu, it became an afternoon's "just what the doctor ordered." It's so hard for little ones to understand why they don't feel well. Her mom read it for nap time and again at bed time, rhyming her way thru the reassuring and lyrical words.
The Sick Bug is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Tess, a three-year-old girl, is not feeling very well. When her mother tells her that she has a "bug," she first imagines that there is a real insect inside her--maybe a beetle or a flea! Then Mom says that it is a "sick bug," and the two begin to imagine what a "sick bug" might look like and do. After this, Mom remembers a book that her mother had about "sick bugs" and what to do about them. The story ends with some simple but true advice on how to send the sick bug away. I think that this book is delightful and will be welcomed by those who are trying to comfort a sick child.
The author, an attorney who decided to stay home and take care of her three children, has endured many Minnesota cold and flu seasons and based this story upon a conversation with her three-year-old about catching a "bug." All children have experienced these kinds of illnesses, so the combination of serious with silly will appeal to them. Also, the clever rhyming dialogue between mother and daughter and the whimsically amusing illustrations by Shawn McCann will appeal to the parents who read this story to their youngsters. This is a great children's picture book to while away the hours while suffering from the sniffles.
The title is eye-catching, as is the cover illustration with its picture of the little girl with a thermometer in her mouth with a little green bug sitting on the end. It simply invites opening the book for further reading. The story, both the written word and the illustrations, tell a story that all children and parents can easily relate to. It is entertaining reading and at the same time reinforces the message parents give their children about battling the common cold. As a grandfather with many years of reading to youngsters, I can say without hesitation, that this is one of the very best books for the family with young children that I have read or come across. They will no doubt have to face battling the bug. This book should be in their homes. This book is very well written and illustrated and is simply a delight!