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Beetle Boy (Paperback, New edition): Laurence David

Beetle Boy (Paperback, New edition)

Laurence David; Illustrated by Delphine Durand; David Lawrence

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It's quite a brave choice, making an insect the centre of your story. Gregory Sampson, the Beetle Boy of the title, wakes up one morning to find that he's large, brown and ugly with pointy teeth and lots of legs. He feels alien and, to make it worse, no-one notices he's changed, except for his best friend Michael. Fortunately, in the end Gregory's family decide to accept him for what he is and then he becomes a boy again. Lawrence David makes us wonder what it's like to be someone (or something) else for a day. This is an unusual story with lots of imaginative touches, such as Gregory the beetle trying to fit his six legs into his school uniform and hanging upside down on the ceiling. Illustrator Delphine Durand has a talent for drawing shapes differently, round, curved, long, sharp and short. Her people don't look in the least conventional, and this is a strange and appealing world in itself. David explores his sophisticated themes with humour and sympathy, showing how easy it is to get so used to people that you don't pay them attention any more, and how unexpected changes can make you look at the world in a different way. (Kirkus UK)
Gregory Sampson woke one morning to discover that he had become a giant beetle. He had a large, purple-brown beetle body. He had two long beetle antennae. And six, thin, hairy beetle legs.' 'Gregory, get dressed and come down for breakfast,' his dad called. When Gregory Sampson wakes up one day to find he has become a beetle, he is pretty upset. But what is more upsetting is that nobody notices! Not his mother, not his father, not his sister, not his teacher. Only his best friend Michael realises that Gregory is now a beetle. Together, they try and work out what to do. This is a brilliantly funny story that has deceptively complex messages, touching on relationships within the family, self-confidence and how others perceive you. A classic of the future. "Better than Pokemon. I sent this to my eight year old nephew and I hear he's very upset that he's not Beetle Boy. He's memorised much of the book already. It's replaced Pokemon as his reason for living." - A customer from Amazon.com.


Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2002
Authors: Laurence David
Illustrators: Delphine Durand
Authors: David Lawrence
Dimensions: 210 x 274 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7475-5130-0
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
Books > Bloomsbury > Children
LSN: 0-7475-5130-8
Barcode: 9780747551300

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