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The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade by Lori Calabrese and Illustrated by Chet Taylor

Published by Kittycat Books (An Imprint of Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.)

Pages: 24

Ages: 2-8

Publishers Summary: Ignoring his runny nose and worsening cold, Matt’s singled-minded pursuit of a rare bug wreaks havoc on his school, his teachers, and his classmates.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “Bugs really are so cool! I can completely understand why Matt has to get this bug. It’s so neat looking and think about what everyone would say about it. I mean what’s a little cold compared to a really cool looking bug? My mom actually has shown me some of these types of bugs and they’re so neat. They have really long wings and super skinny bodies. I’d try to catch one too if I saw it near my house.

“If you’re a bug lover like me, I’d say you have to pick up this book! You will love Matt and his bug he catches!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Matt is a boy on a mission. No matter what gets in his way, be it a cold or water puddles, he is not going to let this once in a lifetime bug get away. His determination to win the top prize at the school Bugs-A-Fair may land him in trouble after all when he spreads the bug he catches by way of a cold to his fellow students.

The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade is an adorable book perfect for bug lovers of all ages. The Turkeybird especially loves it, as he’s in a stage where anything that creeps or crawls is quite cool. Featuring the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (pictured above), it’s actually a favorite of our family. My family has long felt that dragonflies are a sign of good luck to come and I’m always excited to show one to the kiddos when one lands in our back yard. So it was definitely a treat to find that the book centered around this very unique bug we’ve grown to love.

“Lori Calabrese is an extremely talented writer. Her story has a cadence and rhythm that makes reading it out loud very enjoyable, something little ones can also appreciate. The underlying story about germs and the importance of being mindful of others is also something everyone could use a refresher course in. The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade is a delightful book with a determined main character, one that many young readers will relate to and enjoy.

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 7. Bug lovers and their parents need to watch out for this one, you won’t want to miss this book!

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Thanks to the wonderful author, Lori Calabrese one of the readers of There’s A Book will win a SIGNED copy of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade! Thank you Lori!

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from November 18, 2010 until December 4, 2010 midnight EST.

This book and the giveaway has been provided for by the author, Lori Calabrese. Thank you!
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One Response to Book Review and Giveaway: The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade by Lori Calabrese

  1. Gina says:

    Oh dear…bugs are not for me, but glad Turkeybird loved it (and I can see why though…it does look cute despite the buggish subject). Happy reading!

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