When Ben meets Bug at the swing park, they instantly become the best of friends. But when everyone around them gets sick, Ben wonders about the identity of his new playmate.Ben and the Bug is written for families looking for a friendly approach to discussions around Coronavirus.
Ben and The Bug is available in paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.
My daughter and I are huge fans of this author’s Monsterous Me books so I was very intrigued to hear that she had also written another book, to help explain the Corona Virus to children.
Tbe author has again written a funny, clever book which my daughter thoroughly enjoyed. I especially liked that the bug was quite cute in the pictures as both of not children experienced anxiety over it during lockdown. This might encourage children to not be scared and to ask questions about the virus.
The book can be enjoyed by a large age range as there are little facts about the virus on each page which older children might enjoy. My daughter liked looking at the bright colourful pictures and liked that the book seemed to offer an end to the current situation when a vaccine is found.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Natalie Reeves Billing is a Liverpool lass with a dark sense of humour, which often spills onto the page. She loves to write spooky, fantastical stories for young audiences, and dabbles in poetry, contemporary fiction.
Natalie spent most of her early career in the music industry as a performer and professional songwriter. This lead, almost inevitably, to storytelling.
Natalie is an Arvon Foundation friend and is a student of the Golden Egg Academy. She is mentored under the Lloyds Bank SSE program, with her Bubs Literacy project. She is published in several anthologies with her poetry and flash fiction, including the Writing on the Wall, Read Now, Write Now, and is involved in several collaborations with fellow writers across poetry, song, and scriptwriting.
Her new book, My Mummy is a Monster (part of the Monstrous Me collection) will be available in March 2020 and Carry Love in June 2020
Connect with Natalie on Twitter @BillingReeves.