A Regular Bug: The Adventures of Sharp Eye (Book 1)
Rebecca Bell
Bouncing Ball Books (2005)
ISBN 9781934138083
Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 8) for Reader Views (4/08)

“A Regular Bug” is about a bug named Jacob Bug.  He lived in Bugville but decided to go to PalmettoPark after seeing some ants through his binoculars.  He was interested in the pink cookies the ants were carrying and how those could be the cookies that were being stolen from his father’s work.

When Jacob and his friends ask the ants why they are stealing, the ants say it’s because the park is closed for construction, so there are no more food crumbs from the humans and the ants have nothing to eat.  Jacob tried to explain to Bugville about the ants but it was too late.  The ants were under attack by the Bee Brigade.  Jacob tried his best to get the bugs to talk and work it out without going to war.  The bugs were able to find a way to fix things without fighting.  Everyone got something they wanted and they were all happy.

I loved this book.  I thought it was really cool how the author used bugs instead of people.  I also liked how the book looked like it was done in a kid’s writing and drawing.  The pictured made the story look like it was really happening.  “A Regular Bug” was a good book.

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