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Ed Emberley's bye-bye, big bad bullybug!
Emberley, Ed.
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : LB kids, 2007.
Physical Description:
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.

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Here comes Big Bad Bullybug! He's big, mean, and scary--and loves to pick on little itty bitty bugs! With the turn of each die-cut page, Bullybug grows bigger, meaner, and scarier. But it's the itty bitty bugs who get the last laugh in this exciting, new, frighteningly-fun adventure.

Caldecott award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley, author of the enormously popular Go Away, Big Green Monster!, offers readers another ingeniously crafted novelty storybook that helps children face, and then chase away, their fears.

Author Notes

Ed Emberley is the author of the popular Drawing Book series. He lives in Ipswich, MA.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley finds a group of "itty-bitty baby bugs" facing off against Bullybug, who grows bigger and scarier with every flip of the die-cut pages until he becomes an enormous monster with "nasty pinchers," "scratchy claws," "a big purple belly"-and an appetite. Luckily for the little insects (which resemble fireflies) they have an even bigger friend who comes to their rescue: a giant shoe. (LB Kids, $10.99 32p ages 3-6 ISBN 9780-316-01762-6; Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-As in his Go Away, Big Green Monster! (Little, Brown, 2005), Emberley gradually assembles, via die cuts, a mean and scary "Big Bad Bullybug" from outer space who threatens to bite, pinch, and tickle itty-bitty baby bugs. Luckily for the small fliers, a human with a huge sneaker is willing to do away with the pink-polka-dotted meanie. The cobalt blue backgrounds create a grand contrast for the electric greens, oranges, and yellows that dominate the bug parts. Despite the visual panache of the giant foot, it seems a shame that the bullybug couldn't learn a lesson instead of being "skwooshed!"-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.