The smash digital sensation now in print for the first time in a premium-size, perfect-bound edition! Over 2.5 million Bugville books sold worldwide. This 24-page full-color story is a silly picture book about being who you are for children of all ages. Twelve dresses, one star. Always be who you are. Wonderfully fun and the perfect bedtime read.
All Bugville books feature artwork from watercolor originals. Other Bugville Jr. stories you may enjoy include Buster Explores the Sea, Buster's On the Job, Buster's Undersea Counting Expedition, Outside in the Snow, Barry Lives Large, Sarah Gets Angry, and Buster's Really Great Big Top Show.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Translated into 57 languages, Robert Stanek's books have sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide. A gifted and distinguished writer, respected and skilled teacher and recipient of our nation's highest flying honor, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Robert Stanek wrote over 200 books of both fiction and nonfiction in his 30-year career. Although his works were published and/or distributed by nearly every major US publisher, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Microsoft, McGraw-Hill, Hachette, and HarperCollins, Robert operated against the grain and became the first breakout author of the digital publishing movement. The first to serialize an ebook, the first to e-author a bestseller, and the first to e-author a digital audio bestseller. Robert is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, and a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award.
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
"Recommended series." -- 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)
+ The Publisher's Weekly Cover Story (2009)
+ VOYA magazine for youth librarians (2007)
+ Much, much more!
Read letters to Buster from kids all over the world at the Bugville Critters web site.
Robert Stanek also writes as William Stanek. Mr. Stanek has been writing stories for over 40 years. In 2020, he celebrated the publication of his 250th book and 20 millionth reader. That's a lot of books, a lot of years of writing, and a lot of readers, making him one of the most prolific and popular writers of all time. His books have been published and/or distributed by every major US publisher, including Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Hachette, HarperCollins, Pearson Education, Cengage Learning, Wiley, and HMH, and over 100 other publishers globally. Robert's forefather, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and National Book Award recipient, Wallace Stegner, who is thought of as the Dean of Western Writers, once called Robert one of the most versatile and naturally talented writers he'd ever met.
Like his forefather, Robert is an American novelist, short story writer, historian, conservationist and memoirist. Like his forefather, Robert is a gifted and distinguished writer, a respected and skilled teacher and someone who operates against the grain. Robert became the first breakout author of the digital publishing movement. The first to serialize an ebook, the first to e-author a bestseller, and the first to e-author a digital audio bestseller. Robert is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, and a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award.
Today, writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek, he has over 50 #1 bestsellers to his credit. As a partially disabled veteran and father of a child with disabilities, Robert is a strong supporter of related causes and charities. In the military, Robert served as an intelligence analyst working with the NSA. His military career took him to multiple combat zones and duty stations in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. His distinguished service earned him many commendations, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross.