Friday, 26 October 2012

Stuart The Bug Eating Man Book Review

We were sent this book by Calvin Innes to review.  My boys were engrossed from the very first page; they sat absorbed but loudly going “EWWWW” on a regular basis!  “That’s so sick!  Although Mum do you know in some countries they do eat bugs”… cue for a long conversation on the relative benefits of eating bugs!  Much to my horror!

They said they enjoyed the funny book and liked the silly bugs on every page.  It is definitely a little different from the norm!  I am certainly pleased my hubbie is not a bug muncher, although if he were maybe he would not hog all my chocolate and cakes… hmmm!  Maybe I should encourage a bug diet after all! 

The illustrations are great, very quirky, although it does turn my tummy always seeing Stuart surrounded in bugs!  Facing strife from his wife Stuart decides to work on getting a job and comes up with the idea of working in pest control!  Fame and glory await him, but still he has a cloud of bugs with him wherever he may go, no amount of hard cash would make up for that!  Imagine he probably has tiny bits of bug leg stuck in his teeth… although he would be handy for collecting any dead flies from our windowsills!

Entertaining book for my two who love bugs (although they do draw the line at eating them!  The cat however is quite happy to chomp on them).  I enjoy reviewing books as it can introduce you to authors you might normally miss.  Well these books are certainly more unique, if you want something slightly different and to occasionally go “EWWWW” you have found your author.

Available to buy from Amazon for £6.29, a fantastic introduction to poetry with a topic to keep children engaged!  Just read AFTER mealtimes…

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