MEET BUG BLONSKY!
If he were a super hero, he’d be
"Bug Boy with the Power to Annoy.”
That’s what his big sister says.
Mom says he’s wiggly and can’t sit still.
Dad says he’s easily distracted.
At school, he’d rather draw pigs riding in
roller coasters than do math problems.
On this day, Bug’s “choices” have landed
him in a heap of trouble, so now he’s writing
a list of what not to do – his list of don’ts.
DON’T be late
for the bus.
(You’ll have to sit next
to that know-it-all Abner!)
DON’T be nice to
(She'll want to kiss you!)
DON’T trade a cookie
for a flax-seed muffin.
(It won't taste like cotton candy.)
Bug's list is very long.
Will it help him
stay out of trouble?
DON’T count on it!
And whatever happens:
DON’T tell Mom!
Laugh-out-loud- text and hilarious, stylized illustrations...
Easily distractible but well-meaning children everywhere will find a kindred spirit in Bug!
The narrative list format and inviting language is appealing and would be great for reluctant readers.