Bug In A Vacuum

Bug in a Vacuum is so much more than a picture book. First off, it’s way more than 32 9781770496453pages. Those pages, though, are jam-packed with fabulous illustrations, funny anecdotes that move the story forward and…a bug and dog. The dog chases the bug. The bug gets sucked up by a vacuum, along with the dog’s favourite stuffed toy. The rest of the book goes through Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief: the dog for his missing toy and the bug for missing his old life outside of the vacuum. I won’t ruin the ending, but there is well-illustrated documentation of denial, bargaining, anger, despair and acceptance.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to Bug In A Vacuum

  1. I just noticed I didn’t mention the author/illustrator of this book, which is Mélanie Watt. You can visit her blog here: http://melaniewatt.blogspot.com

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