Dream big with ‘Buglette the Messy Sleeper’


“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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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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