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Stuart The Bug Eating Man (Tiny Twisted Tales) Paperback – 1 Dec 2012
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Insects, slime, all the fun stuff kid s enjoy! Sounds perfect! --ITV's Daybreak
This is a wonderfully disgusting book by UK author and illustrator, Calvin Innes. --Progressive Preschool Magazine
Entertaining book for my two who love bugs (although they do draw the line at eating them! ) If you want something slightly different and to occasionally go EWWWW you have found your author. The illustrations are great, very quirky. --Really Missing Sleep
About the Author
Calvin Innes is a popular UK children s illustrator who has worked regularly with Cadbury s, Nestle, The Brownies, Girl Guides, Rainbow Guides, RSPB, London Zoo, Sony and many more over the last decade. He has illustrated over twenty books, worked on advertising for the Smurfs movie & Slush Puppies and has worked on everything from books & com- ics, to toys and video games. His quirky and humorous illustrations have gained him fans worldwide. He writes and illustrates books for children of all ages, with a focus on spooky, scary, macabre and humorous stories. Described as One of the best in the business by the Sheffield Star Newspaper, Calvin has been featured in numerous newspapers (Sheffield Star, Brighton Argus, Sunday Express, Hull Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post, The Journal), magazines and on ITVs Daybreak program talking about his work as an author and illustrator. He regularly teaches children (aged 4-14) around the UK drawing skills and gives advice on creative writing.
Top customer reviews
This great little book all written in verse will have your children in stitches. It made me laugh with its grossness. Mind you, Stuart's obsession with eating insects does pay dividends eventually making him a rich man.
The illustrations are superb..........the long suffering looks of his Wife and kids are really funny.
Really recommended for all ages although mostly aimed at children.
Each one of the Tiny Twisted Tales are wonderfully produced. Calvin Innes has such an imagination, just perfect for small children who really enjoy reading about yuk and slime and all things horrid. These stories are not only very entertaining, but are a perfect way of introducing poetry to children, making it funny and accessible and sometimes downright gruesome. There is no doubt that Calvin Innes' illustrations add so much to the books - each one is so precisely drawn and the cartoon characters suit the stories perfectly.
I will enjoy sharing these stories with my little nephew, he will adore the silliness. These books make you smile just by looking at the front cover, you will continue to smile right through to the last page.
It is the perfect book for children who love any kind of insect or bug and think things like boogers, slime and worm sandwiches are entertaining.
I count my son amongst those children, in fact he was highly interested in whether Stuart would be eating any really hairy spiders and if so did I think they were crunchy.*sigh*
The text is written in two sentence rhymes per page. Reading age around 7yrs upwards and advanced readers. The text is also kept fun and simplistic with words that children of that age will understand and relate to.
The Illustrations are what make this book so much fun. It brings those simple words to life.
Seeing Stuart hang his head out of train window so he can catch bugs in his mouth or seeing him drink a tall glass of super yummy liquid bugs with a straw.
Have I mentioned how totally yuck this book is?
The Illustrations are in black and white. Personally I think it helps the child focus more on the words, but I do believe that this book in colour would be an absolute monstrous delight.
It is perfect for the reluctant reader, well if they like disgusting things that is. The child becomes so engrossed in all the bugs and ensuing laughter that they forget that they are fulfilling the task of reading.
It would make a great scholastic book.
I received a free copy of this book for my review.
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