“BUGLETTE, THE MESSY SLEEPER,” by Bethanie Murguia, Tricycle Press, May 10, 2011, $15.99 (ages 4-8)
Buglette is a tidy little bug. She loves arranging things just so. But when it comes to bed, she’s just a messy sleeper.
In the morning when she wakes up, Buglette is tangled in blankets and her leaf is a mess. “Why can’t you be more like Spot and Red?” her mother asks. “Such neat little sleepers.”
In Buglette’s defense, she just can’t help it. Buglette has big dreams, so big she can’t control what happens with her body when she sleeps. She’s building the tallest mountain ever and swinging through the air and kicking a ball high into the sky.
But what if Buglette’s messy sleeping wakes the scary crow? Will her big dreams help her save the day?
“Buglette, the Messy Sleeper” celebrates differences and the ability to dream big. Buglette’s bravery and ingenuity also ring true. Buglette’s ladybug family comes to life in whimsical watercolor illustrations that are sure to encourage young readers’ imaginations.
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