Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug



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.