Bug in a Vacuum

Category: Book
By (author): Watt, Melanie
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: August 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 10.25in x 9.40in x 0.58in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*

"A bug flies indoors, is sucked into a vacuum, and experiences the five stages of grief while entrapped. The narrative plays it straight, but the double-page spreads--over 40 of them--tell a far livelier story.... Watt, formerly in advertising, packages each successively introduced stage as a product.... She includes a clever, visually parallel story about the household's dachshund, whose favorite toy, a knitted, button-eyed dog, suffers the same fate as the bug. As the highly dramatic insect emotes through the five stages, using the bits and pieces it's been sucked up with as imaginative props, the dog experiences them silently.... Another funny, visually rollicking work from the creator of Chester and Scaredy Squirrel."-Kirkus Reviews

Biographical Note

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.