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PPBF: Hustle Bustle Bugs

Hustle Bustle Bugs by Catherine Bailey

Art by Lauren Eldridge

Little Brown and Company, 2022

Buy Hustle Bustle Bugs HERE.

Cover Blurb: Secret cities buzz and bustle with itty-bitty hardwork hustle.

Ready with their magnifying glasses, camera and scrapbook, two young sisters head into nature to discover all the bugs they can.

And these critters are hard at work! From carpenter ants chewing up old trees (like builders clearing a construction site) to butterflies spreading pollen (like gardeners planting seeds) to crickets making beautiful sounds (like musicians playing music), bugs belong to a busy world just like people do.

Crouch down low -- hush. You'll see how bugs build a community.

REVIEW: Hurry up and grab a copy of Hustle Bustle Bugs and follow the bugs through this lively rhyming picture book!

This book is clever in that it will appeal to many age groups -- little ones with its rollicking rhyme, young kids with it's active busy bugs, and older kids with its interesting and informative side bars.

Lauren Eldridge's mixed media art (paper, clay, drawings, everyday objects and photographs) brings Catherine Bailey's text to life in fun and captivating ways as two sisters explore and discover bugs in their backyard. An explanation of the illustrator's process will inspire children and adults alike to create with found objects.

Lastly, Catherine's Fun Buggy Facts expands on the world of bugs and explains their roles.

Grab your copy of HUSTLE BUSTLE BUGS HERE.

REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie

Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling / Scholastic 2019), Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project AND The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Coloring Book -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press 2022), and American Pie -- art by Dea Lenihan (Dancing Flamingo Press 2022) and more, coming soon!

She’s also the Owner and Administrator of both (which is currently taking 2022 Members at and, as well as a long-time Travel Agent with (! She's been a Cybil's Judge in the Fiction Picture Books and Board Books category since 2016. Recently, she's been handed the ReFoReMo torch from Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown, which will return under it's new name March On With Mentor Texts in March, 2022 ( You can join her at her weekly Tinker and Talk Book Chat here: Tinker and Talk Book Chat by The Picture Book Mechanic | Facebook

When she’s not searching for stories all over the globe, she lives on a lake in South Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and several resident water birds. Visit her at Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of



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