Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Melanie Watt has done a fantastic job combining a great children’s story with an underlying life lessons.  This book has fantastic, humorous pictures to go with the story of a fly that inadvertently gets sucked into a vacuum. In silly ways, the fly goes through the five stages of grief.  Parents can keep it simple for the little ones, or engage older children in discussion about the feelings we often go through when something bad happens to us. Perceptive readers will notice the dog experiencing loss only slightly less dramatically than the bug! I read this to my story time group and they were genuinely sad for this fly!  An interesting concept for a children’s book!  I will tell you that the story DOES have a better ending than the beginning of the book for the Fly!

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