The Delicious Bug

Janet Perlman
Janet Perlman

On a quiet and peaceful day in the forest, beaky birds, lemurs and a tomato frog are hanging out by the pond catching, or trying to catch, their meals. Two chameleon friends, Willy and Wally, are also looking forward to their lunch when a rare thing happens. KerBLAPP! - their tongues simultaneously latch onto a passing bumblebug. Who saw the bug first? And who will be the first to let go?

As the two argue and fight, their actions lead to serious trouble and threaten the peace of the whole forest. But when Willy and Wally are forced to use teamwork to narrowly escape the jaws of doom, they recognize the virtues of working together. Can they agree to share the mouthwatering bug after all?

Janet Perlman's own adaptation of her award-winning animated film Dinner for Two, The Delicious Bug will encourage discussion about the many facets of cooperation and friendship and highlight the importance of peacefully resolving conflict.

978-1-77138-034-8 | Sep 1, 2013
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $8.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-77138-306-6 | Apr 29, 2014
List Price: USD $, CAD $

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Awards & Reviews

“Bright and appealing.”
— Kirkus Reviews, July 2009
“The story is good, light fun ...”
— Quill & Quire, September 2009
“A fun book to share at storytime.”
— School Library Journal, October 2009
2011 - North Carolina Children's Book Award, North Carolina Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2010 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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