Giveaway: Buglette, the Messy Sleeper

| May 18, 2011 | 29 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 18, 2011

“Whimsical watercolor illustrations of a ladybug family and an endearing story about being different, dreaming big, and learning to be brave will appeal to children with wild imaginations—messy sleepers or not.” Enter to win an autographed copy of the adorable new book from Bethanie Murguia, Buglette the Messy Sleeper. Giveaway begins May 18, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 15, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: 3-5

Hardcover: 32 pages

Book overview: All sleepers will adore Buglette—a tidy little bug by day, a messy little sleeper at night. That’s when she tosses and turns and kicks and flips while she dreams of doing BIG things like building mountains and kicking balls over the moon. Her quirky habit annoys her family—after all, what if her messy sleeping wakes the scary crow?—until her big dreams help her to save the day. Whimsical watercolor illustrations of a ladybug family and an endearing story about being different, dreaming big, and learning to be brave will appeal to children with wild imaginations—messy sleepers or not.

About the author: BETHANIE DEENEY MURGUIA graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, where she studied psychology and fine art. She received an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. While in New York, she was an art director for Hearst Magazines. Bethanie lives in Sausalito, California, with her husband and two little buglettes of her own.

Bonus: The author is also hosting her own giveaway where you could win a framed original illustration from the book. Visit Bethanie’s Blog for more information.

How to enter:

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins May 18, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 15, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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About the Author ()

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

Comments (29)

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  1. Linda Kish says:

    Sounds like a very cute book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  2. Amazing book..Love it!!!

  3. Wehaf says:

    I’m a neat sleeper, but I think this looks adorable!

  4. domestic diva says:

    Looks cute! Thanks for the chance.

  5. Staci A says:

    This sounds like a great book, and so appropriate for my own little messy sleeper! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  6. John D. says:

    Love the video!

  7. Natalia says:

    Great book

  8. Cass says:

    So cute! Perfect for my little buglette.

  9. Denise says:

    sounds terrific!

  10. angie says:

    book sounds like a great one to share what a great read for grandma (me) and little one
    shopannies@yahoo.com

  11. MJ says:

    I teach kindergarten. I think my kinderkids would love this!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

  12. Malinda says:

    Looks great!

  13. Rita M says:

    How adorable is this book?!
    rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

  14. Rita M says:

    Follow you on Twitter – @4emsmom – and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/4emsmom/status/77814750255398912
    rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

  15. Ella says:

    Great review and great book for any child that can relate to being tidy and messy…lol!

  16. amber french says:

    oh…this looks absolutely adorable! i’m a future teacher and would love to have this for my classroom!

  17. YvonneJ says:

    This sounds like an awesome book to include in my ladybug themed storytime at the library.

  18. Ce says:

    Buglette has such cute illustrations. If the story is as good I have a little one I know will love it. Story times should to. We so rarely get new titles in the summer.

  19. looks like a cute book please include me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Triscia Hennessy says:

    I simply love it!
    We called my son Buglette when he was a baby must get him a copy.He’ll loveit he’s a 24 year old writer in Boston!

  21. Liza767 says:

    new books fo summer reading count me in :)

  22. JAMES P LYNAM says:

    AWESOME BOOK.
    Hope I win it!!!!!!!!

  23. Theresa N says:

    We have serious sleeping problems at our house, maybe this would help.

  24. Denise says:

    I can’t wait to read this story to my son who can sometimes talk so much that everyone stays awake! The illustrations look so vibrant!

  25. I’d love this for my daughter!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  26. Tiffany D. says:

    This book is too cute, my son would love it!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

  27. Susan Kennedy says:

    I think Buglette sounds perfect., particularly because sleeping can be hard.

  28. Melanie says:

    Super sweet book!
    melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com
    Melanie

  29. Congratulations to Melanie! She is the winner of this giveaway.

    Melanie: Super sweet book!

    Keep an eye out for your winning email notification.

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