Get ready for the party of a lifetime with the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award-winning Bartholomew and the Bug!
Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full with a gentle message about loss, to bring comfort to both children and parents.
A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.
Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?
'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare
'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail
A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated - Julia Eccleshare
Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds - The Daily Mail
Deliciously humorous - Books for Keeps
A charming and quirky story - Goodreads.com
Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of Best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, such as eco-picture book A Planet Full of Plastic and 'The Invincible Tony Spears' fiction series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.