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Bartholomew and the Bug
by Neal Layton
Bartholomew leads a quiet life, but heis a kindly sort of bear, so when he meets the fly-bug, who is in a terribly tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him get to the big bright city. A charming and quirky story about an unlikely friendship,this bookteaches even the youngest child to "seize the day."
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Bartholomew is a Grizzle-Bear who befriends a little bug. His goal is to get his little friend to “the big city” so he can party it up like it’s 1995. This story outlines their adventures on the town as they journey from place to place singing, dancing, and riding in limousines. The pictures in this book are interesting, the shapes of the characters are present, but they look as though they have been scribbled on with crayon. The shape of the text often mirrors the buzzing of Bartholomew’s littl ...more
Jan 21, 2013 Library Quine rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A longer picture book with an attractive quirkiness. Bartholomew the bear befriends a bug who needs to find lights. The pair travel to the big city in the valley to find light and in doing so learn more about the when and where and how of city lights and they also get to party! This will be a fun read aloud.
Neal Layton is the illustrator of POOP, EXTREME ANIMALS, WHAT's EATING YOU, and JUST THE RIGHT SIZE, all written by Nicola Davies. Neal Layton lives in Portsmouth, England.More about Neal Layton...