Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash.
Now I am a complete sucker for wordless books, but this one is a very funny book that will have children from preschool to elementary school laughing out loud and sharing it with friends and family. Look at that cover! Don’t you want a copy to take a look at right now? (Run, don’t walk, to the library!)
Bow-Wow is bothered by a bug right from the start of his day. When the bugs leaves, Bow-Wow follows it outside and down the sidewalk. As he follows the bug, he finds all sorts of hilarious things happening. A spotted dog with odd spots, another dog following a bug, huge bugs and huge dogs, and much more. The illustrations are surprising, funny and very welcoming for children. The format of a comic strip makes it even more wonderful. Each turn of the page will bring a new surprise and it becomes a treat to look forward to the next pair of pages.
Bow-Wow can be offered to a wide range of ages and they will all enjoy it. It is not for sharing with a group, because the illustrations need to be looked at closely to be fully appreciated. Give this one to grandchildren, siblings, or save it for a day of travel. Or just make any bedtime special as long as you are willing to risk gales of laughter.