The Little Squeegy Bug

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Once upon a time there was a little squeegy bug. No one knew where he came from. He wasn’t an ant. He wasn’t a cricket. And he certainly wasn’t a flea. What was he? Follow along with lovable bug that tries to discover his true identity.

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Author Bill Martin, Jr. originally wrote The Little Squeegy Bug, his first book, while serving as an Air Force sergeant in World War II. It was illustrated by his brother Bernard and sold over one million copies after Eleanor Roosevelt wrote about it in her syndicated news column "My Day." Martin’s other titles include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?, and several other book collaborations, among them Chicken Chuck and Chicka, Chicka 1, 2, 3.

Author Michael Sampson met Bill Martin Jr in 1977. He established a lifelong friendship with Bill, who ultimately became his mentor and colleague. By 2004, Michael had published 29 children’s books, including Swish and I Pledge Allegiance, both co-authored with Bill Martin Jr. He lives in Campbell, Texas.

Illustrator Patrick Corrigan worked for many years in advertising before illustrating The Little Squeegy Bug, his debut children’s book. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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reS-Gr 1-A very old-fashioned story (first self-published by Martin in 1945) gets modern yet retro treatment in this snazzy book. A nondescript squeegy bug meets Buzzer the Bumblebee and says, "I'd like to be a bumblebee and carry a stinger in my tail, too." Buzzer tells him he first has to "-climb to the sky" to get silver wings. Squeegy climbs to the top of a cattail, meets a helpful caterpillar and, when he meets Haunchy the Spider, gets his wings-and something better than a stinger for his tail. Like Munro Leaf's The Story of Ferdinand (Viking, 1936) and many other classics, this story has a definite message. It's about nonviolence, persistence, and the importance of having an identity and a purpose. But the didacticism probably won't get in the way of children's enjoyment of the somewhat rambling story, which has the tone of an impromptu bedtime tale told by a clever and loving parent. And the pictures (all produced digitally) are wonderful. Picture Daniel Kirk's "Miss Spider" a little cooler, calmer, more surreal, and you get an idea of the look. Children will be fascinated by bits of shiny-coated paper, unusual perspectives, and imaginative details (the picture in the caterpillar's house, for example, shows a proud butterfly holding a little caterpillar's hand). The publisher has set up a corresponding interactive Web site for this title. The book may not have enough originality or heart to be an essential purchase, but it will find an audience in public libraries.

Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library,

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