Plucky young Buster Bee is headed to school and he's nervous about his first day. At school, he meets his new teacher and feels special when she teaches the class all about being a bee.
When it seems that Too Smart Betty has all the answers, Buster wants to be a solitary bee who lives in the country instead of a social bee. He has great adventures in the country but ends up feeling lonely with a stomachache.
The Bugville Critters stories address all the major issues of growing up and are designed to appeal to the ever-growing interests of children everywhere. The wonderfully crafted stories are paired with energetic illustrations of a colorful cast of critters and playful scenes.
About the Author
Robert Stanek is a dad, husband and author. Robert Stanek finished his first novel in 1986 and has been writing several books a year ever since. Today, he has over 150 published books, which have been read by millions of people around the world. Robert Stanek's books have received many awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to the writing community. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in the 1990's by The Olympian, he's been helping to shape the future of the written word for nearly two decades.
Praise for Robert Stanek's Bugville Critters...
"Instructive and entertaining."
-- Follett Early Learning
"The bright, colorful illustrations are reminiscent of David Kirk's Little Miss Spider books and will captivate the young reader for whom the book is intended."
-- Foreword Magazine
"Bugville Critters helps children sort out real lessons about life, family and the natural world."
-- Foreword Magazine
"Robert Stanek is one of our most featured and respected Kids & Young Adults, K-12 Educators and Kids authors."
-- The Audio Book Store
-- Parenting Magazine
"Recommended children's book."
-- Dr. Stacie Bunning, Clinical Psychologist and resident expert for GreatSchools.org
Robert Stanek's Bugville Critters recommended by / featured in...
+ Parenting Magazine (2008)
+ The Children's Bookshelf (Publisher's Weekly) (2007, 2008)
+ Children's Writer (2007)
+ Foreword Magazine (2007)
+ School Library Journal (2008, 2009)
+ Library Journal (2008, 2009)
Read letters to Buster from kids all over the world at the Bugville Critters web site.
Robert Stanek and his books also have been in:
The Journal of Electronic Defense
The Publisher's Weekly Cover Story
The News Tribune
Wondering where to start reading Robert Stanek's work? Consider "The Best of Robert Stanek" list from OverDrive's "ContentWire for Libraries"...
#1 The Pieces of the Puzzle
#2 Keeper Martin's Tale
#3 Bugville Collection #1: Visit Mom and Dad At Work, Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms
#4 The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches
#5 In the Service of Dragons
#6 Journey Beyond the Beyond
#7 Stormjammers: The Extraordinary Story of EW Operations in the Gulf War
#8 Bugville Critters: Every Number Counts
#9 Absolutes & Other Stories
#10 Exploring Ruin Mist: Special Edition for "The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches" and "In the Service of Dragons"