Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty

Bug Bear

Written by Patricia Hegarty
Illustrated by Carmen Saldana

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   Summer Reading   
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‘Down in the forest as Bear had a doze/ A small stripy bug came and sat on his nose’, and so Bear’s troubles begin. He really doesn’t want to become home to this troublesome, if extremely cheerful and friendly bug. In one lovely spread the other animals look on askance as Bear vigorously tries to shake Bug off. Eventually Owl comes to the rescue, sensibly suggesting a welcoming alternative home for Bug. It’s an original and very funny story, told in accomplished, jolly rhyme, and Carmen Saldana’s bold, vibrant illustrations give a real sense of scale and unfolding drama. ~ Andrea Reece


Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty

One bothersome bug needs a warm place to stay - and Bear's thick fur looks perfect. What a kerfuffle! Will Bear ever get this wiggly, tickly Bug to buzz off?

Bug Bear is a hilariously entertaining picture book. Readers are sure to giggle as they watch grumpy Bear struggle to get rid of his uninvited guest! With bright and engaging illustrations, young children will love to read this eye-catching story again and again.

About the Author

Patricia Hegarty began working in children's publishing more years than she cares to remember and is now Editorial Director at CaterpillarBooks. As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes and sticker books to secret diaries.

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32 pages


Patricia Hegarty
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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

4th May 2017




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