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June 2019: Juvenile Fiction

Bug Off!
A Story of Fireflies and Friendship
By (author): Cari Best Illustrated by: Jennifer Plecas
9780374380625 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc. Jun 25, 2019 Print Run: 25000
$23.50 CAD
Active 8 x 10 x 0.35 in 32 pages full-color illustrations throughout Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A young girl learns what it really means to sparkle in this charming picture book about the challenges and joys of making new friends.

Lightning-bug-loving Maude wants to be a member of the Bug-of-the-Month Club in her new neighborhood, and decides that her entrance speech will be about fireflies. She reads, she researches, she prepares, and she delivers a speech that all the club members love—except for hard-to-please Louise. Louise won't even let Maude in the club! So Maude vows to really let Louise have it for being so rude. But when she does, it's not in the way anyone expects.

Featuring wonderful illustrations by Jennifer Plecas, Cari Best'sBug Off!is a sparkly story about friendship, kindness, and inclusion—packed with info about fireflies, too!

Cari Besthas written many award-winning books, among themSally Jean, the Bicycle Queen,aSchool Library JournalBest Book of the Year; andAre You Going to Be Good?, a Parents' Choice Award winner. She lives in Connecticut.

Jennifer Plecashas illustrated over thirty books, includingI, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos and the beloved Good Knight series by Shelley Moore Thomas. She is also the author and illustrator ofBah! Said the Baby, which was a 2016 CCBC Choice Selection. She lives in Kansas City.

“A useful selection in classrooms as well as a discussion starter at storytime.” —School Library Journal

“Lessons about friendship and inclusion complement lessons about insects and bugs. . .chock full of fascinating facts about fireflies and how to help them.” —Kirkus Reviews

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