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3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Omnibombulator is a very small beetle - so small that his parents give him a really long name to make him feel important.

It doesn't seem to help. Earwigs and woodlice still push poor Omnibombulator around, and snails walk across him, making him all slimy. Then, one day, Omnibombulator sets out to see the world - and discovers just how useful being really small can be. It a
Paperback, 55 pages
Published September 5th 1996 by Young Corgi
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Sep 12, 2014 Ray rated it liked it
Omnibombulator is a book about the trials of being different and wanting to fit in, as most of us do. However, the main character in the book finds this hard, as he is regularly ignored by his peers and is even so diminutive that his voice won't carry while trying to catch the attention of others. The main character, however, finds the strength to explore his surrounding and discover himself.

The illustrations in this book seem quite dated and take me back to my formative schooling years, when I
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Not everyone is going to feel as warm and fuzzy about this book as I do but I really adore it. I love the idea that Mama Bug had to give her wee son a huge name to help him understand just how great he can be. I appreciate the idea of exploring and seeing the world to try and fit into your name. But, I also was touched when, in the end, he needed someone to be with him and help him see his greatness. This is just a total feel good book for me. It is a bit dated and even though it has chapters, ...more
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Great moral lesdon in this book, especially for kids, even though this book was written for kids
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Defiantly Younger fiction!

Cute, well written, not sad!
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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.

Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get
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