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Snug As A Bug? by Karl Newson & Alex Willmore

Snug As A Bug? is a humorous, brightly coloured, fast paced adventure involving a small bug who just wants to be snug!

The Story: After Ronald the bug gets out of his snug little bed to answer a knock at the door a wild adventure ensues as he tries to escape from the various creatures who want to eat him. Ronald’s determination to get to somewhere snug helps get him out of some sticky situations but then there’s another knock at the door…

For a bug in so much peril Ronald is pretty fearless and incredibly optimistic. His mantra ‘snug as a bug’ helps him to cope as he escapes one kind of danger only to find himself in another perilous situation. This little bug has a lot of courage and isn’t afraid to fight back. Even at his lowest point this feisty little character finds a solution which leads to an ending that made us laugh (but we’re not going to spoil it for you!).

This fun to read story with its rhyming refrain is told by Ronald and Alex Wilmore’s vibrant, colourful illustrations help to set the fast pace. We travel through woods, deep dark caves and fast flowing waterfalls as Ronald is pursued by creatures including a mole, a bird and a crocodile.

This page turning adventure is perfect for younger picture book readers and would be a great book to read to an early years class. Children could have fun creating their own adventures for a bug – we wondered who Ronald would meet if he ended up near a rockpool on the beach or in the middle of a busy city…

Age Range: 2 +

Author: Karl Newson / Illustrator: Alex Willmore

Thank you to Netgalley for a review copy of this fun story published by Quarto books. Publication date is June 6th.

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10 responses to “Snug As A Bug? by Karl Newson & Alex Willmore”

  1. Maria avatar

    My kindergarteners would love this! I am always looking for books that induce giggles!

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great story for kindergarteners 🙂

  2. soma @ avatar

    I have always loved that saying! Next time Ronald should just ignore the door bell, but then we won’t have such a fabulous story.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Exactly! Ronald answering the door kicks off the whole adventure… 🙂

  3. Carol avatar

    sounds fun – maybe next time Roland should stay in bed #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It would definitely have been less eventful if he hadn’t answered the door!

  4. Kim Carberry avatar

    What a cute and funny sounding story. The illustrations are just adorable. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a really fun read and the illustrations work perfectly with Roland’s wild adventure 🙂

  5. Jennifer Moore avatar

    This sounds like such fun! I love the illustrations too.

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a totally madcap adventure, the text and illustrations work perfectly together 🙂