DESMOND AND THE NAUGHTYBUGS by Linda Ashman

DESMOND AND THE NAUGHTYBUGS

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Desmond is usually a well-behaved little boy—that is, until his house undergoes an infestation of the Naughtybugs. When the Sloggies arrive and sprinkle him with Dawdle Dust, it seems he will never make it to school on time. Apples tumble to the floor when a Pesky stirs up trouble at the grocery store. The Squirmies make it impossible for Desmond to sit still during dinner. After a visit from the Whineys sends him into time out, the situation seems perfect for a Snarly invasion. Luckily, Desmond and his parents are ready for it, using fun as the perfect repellent. Each species of bug has its own mischievous nature and its own improbable anatomy. The bright-pink Peskies are part dragonfly, part pterodactyl and part coiled spring, while the acid green Snarlies have the wings of a bat, the body of a stegosaurus and the head of a backhoe. A lighthearted look at bad behavior with the most understanding parents in the world. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-525-47203-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2005




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