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Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don'ts

Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don'ts

Spring 2018 Fiction
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Author: E.S. Redmond
Illustrator: E.S. Redmond
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763689353
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Benjamin "Bug" Blonsky has a very long list of don'ts. From the relatively tame Don't spray whipped cream in your mouth for breakfast, to the cautionary Don't eat leftover meatloaf for lunch ("because if you do, Kirby Dinklage will yuck your yum"). E.S. Redmond writes, draws, and delivers the set up and punch lines with aplomb. The characters in Bug's world – his classmates, Mrs. Killjoy the lunch monitor, and Principal Sternsly – ring as true as any.

With a spot-on voice of a second grader, Bug Blonsky will captivate the wigglers and bewitch the easily distracted. A very fun read for all.

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