Discover the magical world of Robert Stanek's Bugville critters! Robert Stanek is the highly-acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people and adults, including Journey Beyond the Beyond and The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. Robert Stanek's Bugville is home to many special critters, and it's where you'll meet Buster Bee and all his friends.
The Bugville Critters stories address all the major issues of growing up and are designed to appeal to the ever-growing interests of children three to eight years old. These refreshing stories combine facts about our natural world with fictional stories that instruct and entertain.
Robert Stanek wrote the Bugville Critters books as bedtime stories for his children. The stories address the real issues and challenges his children faced as they started school, made friends, and started to learn about the world around them. The stories provide real lessons about life, friendship, family, our world, the natural world of which we are all a part, and our environment.
Robert Stanek's children have enjoyed hearing the tales of Buster Bee, Lass Ladybug, Cat Caterpillar, Barry Beetle, and all their friends for many years. As they got older, they urged Robert to bring his stories to life for other children to enjoy, and that is what he set out to do in 2004. The first Bugville Critters stories were published in 2007.
About the Books
Starring: Buster Bee Lass Ladybug Barry Beetle Sarah Silkworm & All their friends
With Special Guest Stars: Mrs. Beeswax Earthworm Tim Dag Dragonfly Dr. Doopillar & Others
#1. The Bugville Critters Visit Dad and Mom at Work In this story, Buster Bee is going to visit Bee Hive, the factory where his dad and mom work. He is practicing to be a Super Helper so he can help out. He learns the importance of hard work and also learns a lesson about eating the right foods.
#2. The Bugville Critters Go To School In this story, Buster Bee goes to B. Havior School. He meets his new teacher, Mrs. Beeswax, and learns an important lesson about why it's important to make friends and be friendly.
#3. The Bugville Critters Have a Sleepover In this story, Buster Bee invites Sarah Silkworm over for a sleepover. Sarah and Buster are working on a school project together. Sarah and Buster learn it is okay to be afraid of the dark.
#4. The Bugville Critters Visit Garden Box Farms In this story, Buster Bee and his friend, Sarah Silkworm, visit Garden Box Farms. Sarah and Buster are working on a school project about farming. At the farm they learn about growing fruits and vegetables.
#5. The Bugville Critters Go On Vacation In this story, Buster Bee and his family go on vacation to Long Lake. Buster is unsure about going away from home but learns to adjust. He meets a friend named Dag, and the two have fun at the lake.
#6. The Bugville Critters Rush to the Hospital In this story, Buster and his family return from vacation. Buster learns the value of doing what he is told. After all the hard work, Buster's Mom has a special surprise for him, but there's an even bigger surprise waiting for Buster at Bugville General Hospital.
#7. The Bugville Critters Play Their First Big Game In this story, Buster Bee and his friends Barry Beetle, Lass Ladybug, and Cat Caterpillar practice for and then play in the Little Bug League Tournament of Champions. Along the way, Buster learns the importance of family and the importance of being a helpful big little brother.See all Editorial Reviews