Friday, July 10, 2015

Review: Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt

Title: Bug in a Vacumm
Author: Melanie Watt
Publisher: Random House of Canada Limited
Published: August 25, 2015
Genre: Children Ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by Author and NetGalley to give an honest review.

From the creator of the bestselling Scaredy Squirrel series comes a clever, hilarious new picture book everyone will be buzzing about!
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.

We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I thought maybe K would have liked this book and he said it was okay. He liked how the fly got sucked into the vacuum and how the dog kept looking at the vacuum for his stuff toy.
For me I thought it was good though it could have done more with less pages. I say this as on the kindle reading it you would have a page with words then the next page no words just a picture, then the third page no words but another picture. Then a page with words. I guess I am old fashion on kids books and like to have each page with words more than just a picture. You have a fly who is buzzing around and then finds himself in a vacuum. We see how he deals with feeling angry, sad, denial, acceptance, and bargaining his way out. 
This book does good with telling us the five stages of grief which make it easy for kids to understand in a fun sort of way. 
I would say to the author to maybe make the words bigger to read or try a different color as sometimes it was hard to read them on a dark background. 

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