The Love Bugs by Simon Puttock


The Love Bugs by Simon Puttock

A quirky Valentine's Day comedy from Simon Puttock and Russell Ayto, both children's book award winners. Dear 'Red', Your wings are so beautiful! I wish you were my friend. Or EVEN my valentine? From 'Blue' Love is in the garden air on Valentine's Day, but Ladybird is feeling all left out ...until she opens a letter from a secret admirer. Could it really be from handsome blue Dragonfly? Ladybird is overjoyed! And who is shy Beetle writing to? All will be revealed at a magical moonlit wedding ...and you're invited! A laugh-out-loud love story full of captivating miniature detail.


Praise for The Cow That Laid an Egg, illustrated by Russell Ayto: 'The Cow That Laid an Egg... had me in stitches. More than just a silly story about a cow who thinks she's laid an egg, there's something deeper here about the idea of family, but it's so integral to the story that you don't feel as thought you've been hit over the head with the sledgehammer of worthiness.

's Choice Junior 'A wonderfully madcap story with wacky illustrations.'

'Children will love the sheer craziness of this story, and Russell Ayto's spectacular illustrations are the perfect accompaniment.'

'The Witch's Children', illustrated by Russell Ayto: 'This book has been wonderfully designed and the text is in perfect harmony with the incredible funny illustrations'

About the Author

Simon Puttock

A former bookseller, Simon Puttock has been writing full-time for several years and his trademark witty characters have earned him a strong reputation in the world of children’s books. As a small child Simon travelled the world with his family, but he has now settled in Scotland.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

4th February 2010



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