Karin Larson

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Karin Larson
Illustrator(s): Eugene Ruble
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN-10: 1616336935
ISBN-13: 978-1-616336-93-6
Release Date: August 28, 2015
Category: Picture Book

Little Bug

Synopsis:

Persistence pays in the end as Little Bug crawls to find a morsel of food, a drink of water and a place to rest.  He looks high and low and gets very tired and slow after trying to leap on the wing of a butterfly and catch a wiggly worm.  Teaches about concepts and prepositions.
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Thanks for visiting and being part of my book launch.  Little Bug and I appreciate it!







“Little Bug crawled and crawled to find a place to rest. He looked high. He looked low. He looked above. He looked below. He got tired and slow. He needed a break.”






Persistence pays in the end as Little Bug crawls to find a morsel of food, a drink of water and a place to rest.  He looks high and low and gets very tired and slow after trying to leap on the wing of a butterfly and catch a wiggly worm.  Teaches about concepts and prepositions.

Karin Larson is a children's author, freelance writer and speech/language pathologist living in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and three children.  She is the author of Little Bug (Guardian Angel Publishing) and Bedtime Kisses (4RV Publishing). She enjoys reading and traveling with family.  Karin is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. 



Email: kslarson@santel.net

Blog: http://www.karin-larson.blogspot.com

Website: www.karinlarson.com



Karin Larson's unique story of the adventure of Little Bug is filled with obstacles as he explores the world around him for the perfect place to rest his head. Larson's creative storytelling is the perfect opportunity to spark the imagination of our young muses through what happens next scenarios.(Donna McDine)

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"Little Bug," by Karin Larson, illustrated by Eugene Ruble, is the type of children’s book that I especially enjoy—a book about word play using opposites. In fact, I’ve got my own manuscript with opposites in it. As a concept book about opposites, “Little Bug” has just about all of them. He goes out crawling to find a friend, some food, a drink, a tunnel, a worm, a ride on a butterfly, some shade, a puddle, a tree, a flower, the ant queen, a resting place, and a house. 

 

Little Bug goes all over, under, around, and through in his journey. Poor little bug. At the end of the day, he will have to start his search all over again.


Unlike his more realistic illustrations, Eugene Ruble’s pastel artwork in this story has whimsy and silliness that would appeal to readers at the younger age range. Readers at the higher age range could make a game of writing down all the opposites--or even guessing which opposites go together. This would be a good book for teachers to showcase these opposites. Also, it’s a good book for parents and grandparents to quiz their students about opposites. “Little Bug” would make a good read aloud book as well. Recommended for ages 6 to 9. (Penelope Anne Cole)

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Little ones, whether they’re children or animals, need friends. They need food and water. They need lots of things life has to offer; they especially need a home where they feel safe.


In LITTLE BUG, Author Karin Larson’s new picture book, Little Bug goes in search of a friend to play with. When he doesn’t find anyone, he decides he’s hungry and goes hunting for food. Again, he’s not successful and thinks, well, he’s thirsty, maybe he’ll search for a drink of water. Nope, no luck there, either. He is having a bad, bad day. What’s a little bug to do?
 
Karin Larson has written a sweet story about accepting things we can’t change and making the best of a situation. Little Bug doesn’t get angry and have a tantrum when he can’t find what he’s looking for. Instead, he keeps on trying. Will he ever find what he’s seeking? Or will he be content with what he does find? Only Little Bug, and you, the reader of the story know.
 
Eugene Ruble’s winsome illustrations show Little Bug’s different emotions with each situation just perfectly. You gotta love a little bug with big eyes and a heart full of hope that he’ll find what he’s looking for. Does he? I’m not telling, but Little Bug will.
 
I recommend LITTLE BUG for school libraries, public libraries, and of course your own private library. The book will be fun for parents and children to read together, or just to read by yourself in a quiet corner of your house. (Beverly Stowe McClure)





Help me name Little Bug!  Cast a vote with your favorite name by leaving a comment on my guest book anytime through December 15.  The winner will be selected by my kids and announced on December 16.  I will send the lucky winner an autographed copy of Little Bug ($9.95 + tax, retail value) in time for the holidays.


Book Signing at Reader's Den, Mitchell, SD, 12/5/2015

Guest Author Visit, LB Williams Elementary, Mitchell, SD, 3/4/2015


Thanks for visiting and being part of my book launch.  Little Bug and I appreciate it!







“Little Bug crawled and crawled to find a place to rest. He looked high. He looked low. He looked above. He looked below. He got tired and slow. He needed a break.”

  1. Beverly Mcclure said on December 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm:

    Looks like a fun party. Congratulations.

  2. Elise Parsley said on December 7, 2015 at 6:26 am:

    Congratulations, Karin! Party on!

  3. Donna McDine said on December 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm:

    You go girl! Awesome! Congratulations. Warmly, Donna McDine

  4. Linda Lee Sand said on December 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm:

    Congrats, Karin!

  5. Hilary said on December 1, 2015 at 7:08 am:

    Looks great Karin. You are amazing!!!

  6. Jill Dana said on December 1, 2015 at 6:58 am:

    Congratulations on LITTLE BUG! Go G.A.P. authors and illustrators! :)

  7. Jean Patrick said on December 1, 2015 at 6:41 am:

    Yay, Karin!!!

  8. Elizabeth Raum said on December 1, 2015 at 6:38 am:

    I love your book trailer!

  9. Jane Heitman Healy said on December 1, 2015 at 5:35 am:

    Congratulations, Karin!

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