Book Review | Bug Goes Through the Maze by K.M. Groshek
In the Bug Adventure Series books written and illustrated by K.M. Groshek, you’ll meet Bug, a brave little car who likes to go on adventures. He makes friends, goes to a trip to the store, and navigates a corn maze in the first three installments of the series, which is due for release in June 2010.
Before I read the books, I expected short stories with a car theme, with maybe some racing involved. I was presently surprised. My expectations with far surpassed. Bug’s stories are beautifully written with lots of fun rhymes that I can just imagine my god-daughter will memorize and recite with me as she becomes familiar with the stories. The rhythm of the text is pleasant and fun to follow along with, and a few great vocabulary words are thrown in that could be great teaching points. The books are great for pre-bedtime reading, as they are “just long enough,” and the graphics and even the font are eye-catching and lend to the stories a sense of movement. Bug is a car, after all.
Bug learns important life lessons on his journeys. Bug is a resilient little car and he makes positive choices. This series is excellent for teaching kids about the importance of friendships, asking for help, and believing in one’s self. The Bug Adventure Series is a great addition to the libraries of kids of all interests. Bug even has a kid-friendly website dedicated to him with games (bugsadventureseries.com).
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.