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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
A Bug and a Wish by Karen Scheuer is a story that revolves around the relevant topic of bullying. Tyler dreads going to school because he is always teased by the other boys for the way he walks. Then his good friend Danae comes up with an idea. She advises him to give the boys ‘A Bug and a Wish.’ Tyler, being innocent, finds an actual ladybug and dandelion seed to wish upon. But that is not what Danae meant by 'A Bug and a Wish.' As Tyler gets the true meaning of what she meant, he finds out that his problem is easily solved.
The story is beautiful and the topic of bullying has been handled well by the author. Many readers will be able to relate to this story and it gives them a way to solve their problems and stand up to bullying in the proper manner. The approach adopted by Tyler in handling the situation is direct and simple and it is heartening to note that it works out for him in a good way. The cartoon-like illustrations give life and movement to the story and scenes. The book is a must-read for all school going kids. It is not only relatable but also tells them how to handle the situation in case they are the target. Parents can use it as a bedtime story book and it is perfect to keep in school libraries. Kids have a solution now for their bullying problems: A Bug and A Wish.