Adventures of Lexi and Bug: The First Adventure, by Dawn Jean | Dedicated Review
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The Children’s Book Review | June 2, 2020
Written and Illustrated by Dawn Jean
Age Range: 5+
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Covenant Books (February 24, 2020)
What to expect: Fairies, Friendship, and Adversity
Written by indie author Dawn Jean, Adventures of Lexi and Bug: The First Adventure is the initial picture book in a new series about a fairy and a lightning bug who have a chance meeting and form a much-needed friendship that lifts their spirits.
No matter how hard he tries, Bug cannot glow like all of the other lightning bugs. He is tired of feeling like an outcast. When Jared, a bully of a bug, makes fun of him, he flies off to avoid the jeering and laughter. When he encounters Lexi, a blonde-haired and button-nosed fairy who has clipped her wing on a palm tree and cannot fly, the pair commiserate and find that if they put their heads together, they may be able to solve their problems. The author writes it best in the story: “Having friends to lean on is amazing and helps us get through life challenges.”
The story takes place in Neptune Beach, Florida, and the scene is set with a sun “shining bright yellow like a lemon plucked from a tree,” among clouds that are “big and fluffy like marshmallows.” The modest digital artwork offers ocean glimpses, sandy beaches, and tropical greenery. With a friendship formed and new adventures waiting, the last double-page spread provides suggestions as to where the pair may travel to in upcoming escapades. New York, India, or Egypt, perhaps?
Readers that can relate to Bug and Lexi, knowing that things don’t always come easy to all, will enjoy this sweet story about the uplifting nature of a newly found friendship.
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About the Author
While she holds a Master’s degree in both Accounting and Business Administration, Dawn Kell has enjoyed spending her professional career in educational administration. After a career start in corporate America, she was blessed to find her true calling…spending her days with children. These children (or little ones) have not only brought an abundance of inspiration and joy but have given her the enthusiasm and imagination to write books for Children on the challenges of life. Through their eyes, she brings you the Adventures of Lexi and Bug! With Lexi and Bug, you will see the struggles children face but also the magic and goodness that our children see every day. Dawn has a drive for new adventures and as the mother of two adult boys, a passion for silly reminiscing about their childhoods. Living on the coast of Northeast Florida, she enjoys writing and all good things that come with beach life.
For more information, visit https://dawnjeanauthor.com.
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