Bartholomew and the Bug by Neal Layton

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Bartholomew leads a quiet life, but he is a kindly sort of bear, so when he meets the fly-bug, who is in a terribly tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him get to the big bright city. A charming and quirky story about an unlikely friendship, this book teaches even the youngest child to "seize the day."

About Neal Layton

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Neal Layton is the author of The Mammoth Academy, the Smarties Prize-winning Oscar and Arabella series, The Story of Everything, The Sunday Blues, and the illustrator of the Emily Brown series. Corina Fletcher is a graphic designer who specializes in pop-up books and paper engineering. Her titles include Giraffe's Can't Dance; The Global Garden, which was awarded the 2006 Aventis Children's Science Book of the Year; and Guess How Much I Love You.
Published September 1, 2004 by Hodder & Stoughton. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Action & Adventure.

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Though the sojourn turns out to be far longer than expected, and first impressions rather disappointing as they arrive in daytime, once the sun goes down and the lights come up, it’s Party time with a capital “P.” Layton pairs occasionally errant lines of text, and exclamatory comments in balloon...

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