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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt

Bug in a Vacuum
by Melanie Watt
Tundra Books (Penguin Random House)
ISBN: 978-1-77049-645-3
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Description: A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room ... where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? A funny, suspenseful and poignant look at the travails of a bug trapped in a vacuum.


The Good Stuff
  • The artwork is truly outstanding  
  • Sensitively done explanation of the five steps of grief 
  • Great for discussions with children especially about talking about feelings
  • So much of the story is told through the illustrations which is brilliant for kids
  • Touching, yet funny 
  • Truly unique
  • Doesn't talk down to kids or ignore their feelings


The Not So Good Stuff
  • My son and husband didn't enjoy it, but they did love the artwork
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4 Dewey's

I received this from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review

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