Bug in a Vacuum (Hardcover)

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Rather than being snug in a rug, this bug is trapped in the cavernous interior of a vacuum cleaner. At first, he is confused and angry, but he eventually learns to cope and accept his place in life, even if it is in a dusty vacuum bag. How well do you deal with drastic change?

— From Mark B.


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.

About the Author

Mélanie Watt is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, You're Finally Here!, Have I Got a Book for You! and Augustine. Mélanie's books have received numerous starred reviews from journals such as PW and Kirkus and have won many state awards in the US, including the Virginia Readers' Choice Award, North Carolina's Children's Book Award and Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Award. In Canada, she is a multiple winner of the OLA's Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. The Scaredy Squirrel animated television series based on her books airs on the Cartoon Network in the US and YTV in Canada. Mélanie lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770496453
ISBN-10: 1770496459
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English