Are you keen for a wild adventure? Would you like to join
the coolest scout troop there ever was? Do you like bugs and friends and
Join Doug, Abby, Josh and new Bug Scout member Luna as they
try to collect their next awesome Bug Badge.
But earning their Practical Plants badge doesn’t appear to
be as easy as the bugs first thought it would be. There are dangers in the
wild, and not everyone (or everything) wants to be their friend.
Bug Scouts Out in the Wild is book one in a scrumptious new junior
graphic novel series for kids. With only five chapters, chunky text and funky
illustrations galore, it’s a nice and easy read for new independent readers.
And it’s funny. Did I mention it’s funny? This is a book
that’s all about the fun. From Josh’s obsession with food (and his sort-of
dislike for scouts) to Doug’s uber-positive attitude that lands them in trouble
more than once, it’s filled with silliness and joy. The story is not a serious
one, something I think kids will really appreciate. It’s just fun. And
sometimes that’s just what readers are looking for.
Mike Lowery is a New-York-Times bestselling Illustrator of
so many books for kids. His style is funky and chunky, and I am addicted to it!
Next up will be Bug Scouts Camp Out!, which I am very much
looking forward to. But in the meantime, I’m getting my Mike Lowery fix through
his Instagram page @mikelowerystudio.
Title: Bug Scouts: Out in the Wild
Author/Illustrator: Mike Lowery
Publisher: Scholastic, $12.99
Publication Date: 1 January 2022
For ages: 7 – 9
Type: Junior Fiction, Graphic Novel