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Bye Bye, Big Bad Bullybug (Ed Emberley)

Not Recommended, Repeatable

The illustrations are fun and colorful — you have fireflies talking back to a big, bad, bullybug who gets revealed in stages (his three fearsome eyes, his teeth, his claws, etc… all via clever cutouts that are really engaging for your young kids). The story is a bit violent (the big, bad, bullybug keeps threatening to do ALL sorts of harm to the little bugs, and at the end (spoiler alert) gets smooshed by a shoe). If you’re okay with the violence, and the bullying, this is a very bright, visually engaged story that young kids seem to like (though as the adult, I’m not sure how I felt, thus the “not recommended” yet “repeatable” rating).

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