Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Tour/Blog Tour: Buglette, The Messy Sleeper

By Bethanie Murguia
Published by Tricycle Press
To Be Released on May 10th, 2011
Source- Book for review from publisher
Ages- Toddler & Up
5 stars

Buglette is a tidy little bug by day, but a messy little sleeper at night—when she dreams of doing BIG things like building mountains and kicking balls over the moon. In the morning she wakes to twisted blankets, tossed pillows, and her head where her feet should be. Buglette’s quirky sleeping habits worry her family—what if her messy sleeping wakes the scary crow?—until her big dreams help save the day.

Buglette is a charming book with beautiful illustrations that bring this sweet story to life. Buglette has big dreams which cause her clean room and bed to become messy, as she tosses and turns acting out her dreams. It also causes a problem when she wakes the crow. Buglette maybe small, but this little accidental heroine proves her size has nothing to do with her bravery. My kids really enjoyed reading about Buglette's adventure in her dreams. Buglette even got a few laughs out of them when she awakes each more to find her room is a mess. Aside from the story, I absolutely loved the illustrations and their warm colors. If you're looking for a fun read before time, I recommend picking up Buglette.


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Says Bethanie: I suppose it’s no surprise that I wrote a sleep-themed book at the point in my life when I was sleeping the least. I was a slightly delirious, sleep-deprived Mama with a newborn and feisty 3-year old when my friend asked me to take a writing workshop. I was too tired to say no. As I started to mull over story ideas, I was struck by the contrast between my swaddled newborn who slept so calmly and my 3-year old who thrashed from one end of her bed to the other every night. I began to suspect that my 3-year old was having BIG dreams. And the story of Buglette was born.

Bethanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, where she studied psychology and fine art. In addition, she received an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Bethanie currently lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Thank you to Tricycle Press, we have a fabulous giveaway. One follower will win their own copy of Buglette the Messy Sleeper and 5 other followers will each win stickers and a special "Do Not Disturb Messy Sleeping In Progress" door hanger.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~