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ISBN:9781553379966
publisher: Kids Can Press

Delicious Bug, The

illustrated by Janet Perlman

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9781553379966
publisher: Kids Can Press
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On a quiet and peaceful day in the forest, beaky birds, lemurs and a tomato frog are hanging out by the pond catching, or trying to catch, their meals. Two chameleon friends, Willy and Wally, are also looking forward to their lunch when a rare thing happens. KerBLAPP! - their tongues simultaneously latch onto a passing bumblebug. Who saw the bug first? And who will be the first to let go?

As the two argue and fight, their actions lead to serious trouble and threaten the peace of the whole forest. But when Willy and Wally are forced to use teamwork to narrowly escape the jaws of doom, they recognize the virtues of working together. Can they agree to share the mouthwatering bug after all?

Janet Perlman's own adaptation of her award-winning animated film Dinner for Two, The Delicious Bug will encourage discussion about the many facets of cooperation and friendship and highlight the importance of peacefully resolving conflict.

About the Author
Janet Perlman lives in Montreal, and is a director of award-winning animated films. She has written and illustrated several children's books, including "Cinderella Penguin", which is based on one of her films which was nominated for an Oscar®.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, North Carolina Children's Book Award, North Carolina Library Association
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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The Delicious Bug

As two chameleons hunt for lunch, their tongues latch on to the same bug and this leads to bickering. Their actions cause great trouble and threaten the peace of the forest. The pair do come to recognize the virtues of teamwork when they must work together to escape the jaws of doom. This story is based on Perlman’s film Dinner for Two.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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