It's not easy living with your parents. Just ask Little Buggy. He is so mad at Big Buggy that he's running away from home. With the help of two ants, Little Buggy finds a cozy shoe where he can sleep, some food to eat, and even a cough drop in case he gets sick. But when the sky turns dark and his friends must leave, Little Buggy wonders if home isn't so bad after all.
Popular illustrator Kevin O'Malley has created another hilarious and emotionally resonant Little Buggy adventure, perfect for kids who are eager to test their independence--and for parents who are helping them handle it.
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KEVIN O'MALLEY has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Little Buggy, the popular Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson, and the Miss Malarkey books by Judy Finchler. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kindergarten-Grade 3-Little Buggy has had a fight with Big Buggy and is running away. He meets two neighborhood ants that provide devil-on-one-shoulder/angel-on-the-other dialogue as he proceeds. While one entices him with the idea of all-night parties and eating anything he likes, the other reminds him that Big Buggy misses him. When the ants finally depart, leaving the little ladybug alone in his cavernous new home (a pen cap), his anger departs as well, and he heads back. He is met partway by Big Buggy, who promises a better tomorrow. O'Malley's pen-and-ink cartoon illustrations, colored in Adobe Photoshop, sympathetically depict the plight of the prodigal little bug as he struggles with his desire to separate from his home and his longing to return. Fans of Little Buggy (Harcourt, 2002) will enjoy this sequel, which could be paired with Robert Kraus's Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? (Greenwillow, 1986) for a storytime about family disputes diffused by understanding and forgiveness.
Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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