The Bug Next Door by Beatrice Alemagna
  

Synopsis

The Bug Next Door by Beatrice Alemagna

Little Speckled Bug is in bed with a cold when a mysterious new neighbour comes knocking at his door. He has never met a girl bug before, and is excited and captivated by how different she from him. But as they talk about what to eat and what to play, Little Speckled Bug realizes that they just can't agree on anything. It seems like little boy bugs and little girl bugs are just too different to get along with each other...But then again, she makes him feel so happy! This third book from the charming world of Bugs in a Blanket is a simple, endearing story about difference, tolerance and identity. Illustrated through warm, texture-rich felted wool and fabrics, this cosy book is perfect to share with little ones at bedtime.

Reviews

'three cheers for Phaidon ...perhaps even more charming than its predecessors. ... inventive ... a totally believable world of little characters...The Bug Next Door explores friendship, gender and attraction in a beautifully understated, very human way.'

About the Author

Born in 1973 in Bologna, Italy, Beatrice Alemagnais one of the most well known children's book illustrators working in France today. Alemagna graduated from the Istituto Superiore for Industrial Arts (ISIA) in Urbino, Italy and in 1996 she won first prize at the 'Figures Futures' competition at the Salon Du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse in Montreuil, Paris. She fell in love with the French publishing scene and moved to Paris where she has since worked with a number of renowned publishers. Winner of numerous prestigious awards, Alemagna was runner-up for the Baobab prize (2005, 2006, 2007) and received a special mention at the Bologna Ragazzi awards in 2007. She has published over 20 works with leading international publishers and her books have been translated into more than 10 languages.

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Book Info

Format

Novelty book
40 pages

Author

Beatrice Alemagna
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Publication date

30th April 2012

ISBN

9780714863566


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