The Bug Next Door
By Beatrice Alemagna
(Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714863566, 40pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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"When a boy bug meets a girl bug, they discover their differences and find common ground in their similarities. But the real beauty of the friendship is captured by Alemagna's felted wool collage and applique illustrations." - Daily Candy Kids Top 20 Books for Summer
"In this adorable followup to Bugs in a Blanket and Bugs in the Garden, Beatrice Alemagna returns to the world of her felted bugs to explore the ways of the heart -- how sometimes what makes us different makes us hard to resist." - Where The Best Books Are!
"Painstakingly needle-felted, stitched, and decorated, each page sparkles with tiny sequins, buttons, and other exquisite details. . . reader will want to crawl inside this book and snuggle up with these bugs in their cozy blanket home." - San Francisco Book Review
"Innovative. . .you will not have seen anything like it." - The Children's Bookseller on Bugs in a Blanket
" The real gems here. . .are the felted wool illustrations, with the bugs coming to life through thread and buttons. The illustrations look as though readers should be able to run their hands over them to feel each little creature." - School Library Journal on Bugs in the Garden