By: Liz Pichon
Our bug is a very ugly bug. She wonders why she is so different to the other bugs. Why doesn’t she have teeny, tiny eyes so she can hide in the berries, or a shiny green back to hide in the leaves. Instead she has boggly eyes, a wibbly head and a hairy back. Then a big hungry bird comes looking for a yummy snack and bug finds out just how remarkable she is.
This is a cute story about being different and discovering yourself in the strangest of circumstances. Bug searches for her identity in a story that is simply told. This is easily relatable and enjoyable. It is wonderfully and quirkily illustrated.
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Published: 07 June 2004
Format: Hardback 25 pages
Categories: Picture Books, Self Discovery, Identity
ISBN 13: 9781845060169
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By: Phillip Gwynne
Illustrated By: Bruce Whatley
The Queen is popular with her subjects. She is beautiful and clever but she is worried about her bottom. Mostly she can’t help but think of how it wobbles like a jelly on a plate. The Queen offers a reward for whomever can solve her wobbly problem. As the solutions continue to fail, the amount of the reward increases. In despair the Queen agrees to try the one thing she was convinced wouldn’t work.
A highly amusing story that deals with the idea of self image and self-esteem, and also with the power of words and affirmation. This is a great story with a positive message that speaks volumes just by itself. The illustrations are simple, muted in tone and complement the story beautifully. Two celebrated creators have come together to give us a cheeky tale about the power of praise.
Publisher: Little Hare
Published: 02 April 2012
Format: Hardback 32 pages
Categories: Picture Books, Self Image, Animal Stories
ISBN 13: 9781921714597
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