Adventures and Daydreams: (Bug Boys #3)

by Laura Knetzger (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Bug Boys
When two bug friends leave their small hometown, they realize there's a lot to learn about the outside world and themselves! This middle grade graphic novel series returns filled with friendship and adventure! These two best friends are ready to explore beyond Bug Village and also, try new things together. Between sleepovers, and a cooking contest, these beetles have their hands full of exciting activities! Though they might save the haunted house adventure for last. . . . Bug Boys return with all-new stories about our favorite bug pals. This amazing book filled with adventure, exploring new feelings, and continuing on the friendship journey with Stag-B and Rhino-B with all-new stories in this continuing series.
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Kirkus Reviews

 A winsome fantasy bubbling with gentle whimsy.

School Library Journal

Starred Review

Gr 2-6--Rhino-B and Stag-B visit fantastical venues both real and imagined in the most expansive volume yet of the "Bug Boys" series. The central bugs remain as curious, friendly, and in touch with their feelings and senses as ever, while their world is enormous and rich with detail above and below ground. They trade versions of a similar hero story with a dragonfly friend, with details shifting to fit the personality of each storyteller. Three separate aquatic communities are visited in a chapter stuffed with unique environmental features that startle the bug boys (and readers, no doubt) with their beauty and novelty. Another journey, this time underground, leads to the bug boys feeling grateful that they still have each other to lend perspective and company. "Our world got a lot bigger today. And it's a nice feeling," they say. Readers will agree. VERDICT The variety of warm personalities, as well as baked goods, create welcome bug-size tours of a world worth exploring repeatedly for new and returning readers.

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Laura Knetzger
Laura Knetzger graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle and makes comics about feelings. You can find her online at @LauraKnetzger.
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Guided Reading Level
Random House Graphic
Publication date
May 20, 2022
Bug Boys
BISAC categories
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV008040 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Action & Adventure
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
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