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Bug Sandwich by Brady Smith
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May 23, 2023 | ISBN 9780593461747

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“There’s a fun twist in store that will have readers wondering what they’d do if they unknowingly bit into a bug sandwich. The hilariously over-the-top story will earn giggles and nods of recognition from the bug averse. With loud colors and a zany, chaotic tone, the cartoon art is delightful. A page on which tall yellow block letters spell out the word AHHHH! as a mosaic of colorful bugs, together forming a huge, ravenous insect, fly after the boy will have many readers transfixed. Readers may even come away appreciative of bugs, too—one page shows the boy staring admiringly at bees as they create a hive and at a spider as it weaves a web and catches a mosquito. A goofy premise that works.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A bug-bitten boy believes revenge is a dish best served between two slices of bread in this raucous examination of the world of backyard insects. . . . Boldly hued, animation-style artwork from Smith (You’re Missing It!) stylistically blends patterns and electric hues. Speech bubbles stemming from the protagonist . . . and from various insects provide funny asides alongside upbeat text. Kinetic scenes of the boy’s bug-catching adventures, the bugs’ intricate coloration, and notes of mild gross-out humor should prove appealing to insect admirers and detractors alike.”Publishers Weekly

“Our bug-bitten protagonist is furiously annoyed with the creepy-crawlies that inexplicably target him, leaving him with ouches and itches, so now he’s ready to bite back, quite literally. . . . The digital illustrations are classically cartoony, with the expressive wide-eyed protagonist sporting a mop of red hair atop an oversized head, and the vivid palette hedges—appropriately so—toward garishness. The bugs themselves really sell the show, though, donning the occasional top hat or bandana and with prominent stingers or mandibles rendered goofily harmless with bright, geometric patterns. Kids who’ve wondered why they seem to be particularly tasty to biting bugs won’t find answers here, but it’s still a gleeful tale of almost vengeance that ends on a note of understanding the natural world.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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