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Buglette the Messy Sleeper, by Bethanie Murguia | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | 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.”

Buglette the Messy Sleeper

By Bethanie Murguia

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.

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  • Sounds like a very cute book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    May 18, 2011
  • Amazing book..Love it!!!

    May 21, 2011
  • I’m a neat sleeper, but I think this looks adorable!

    May 21, 2011
  • Looks cute! Thanks for the chance.

    May 22, 2011
  • This sounds like a great book, and so appropriate for my own little messy sleeper! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    May 22, 2011
  • Love the video!

    May 24, 2011
  • Great book

    May 24, 2011
  • So cute! Perfect for my little buglette.

    May 24, 2011
  • sounds terrific!

    May 25, 2011
  • book sounds like a great one to share what a great read for grandma (me) and little one

    May 26, 2011
  • I teach kindergarten. I think my kinderkids would love this!


    May 30, 2011
  • Looks great!

    May 30, 2011
  • How adorable is this book?!

    June 6, 2011
  • Follow you on Twitter – @4emsmom – and tweeted:

    June 6, 2011
  • Great review and great book for any child that can relate to being tidy and messy…lol!

    June 8, 2011
  • oh…this looks absolutely adorable! i’m a future teacher and would love to have this for my classroom!

    June 9, 2011
  • This sounds like an awesome book to include in my ladybug themed storytime at the library.

    June 9, 2011
  • 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.

    June 9, 2011
  • looks like a cute book please include me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    June 9, 2011
  • 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!

    June 9, 2011
  • new books fo summer reading count me in 🙂

    June 9, 2011
    Hope I win it!!!!!!!!

    June 9, 2011
  • We have serious sleeping problems at our house, maybe this would help.

    June 10, 2011
  • 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!

    June 10, 2011
  • I’d love this for my daughter!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    June 11, 2011
  • This book is too cute, my son would love it!


    June 12, 2011
  • I think Buglette sounds perfect., particularly because sleeping can be hard.

    June 12, 2011
  • Super sweet book!
    melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

    June 13, 2011
  • Congratulations to Melanie! She is the winner of this giveaway.

    Melanie: Super sweet book!

    Keep an eye out for your winning email notification.

    June 17, 2011

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