Title: Bug in a Vacuum
Author: Melanie Watt
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
This book is about a bug. In the beginning the bug is doing his little bug thing - flying around and having a grand old time. He is minding his own business. He is on top of the world (literally)! And then he gets sucked into a vacuum. Poor little guy. The bug then goes through the 5 stages of grieving. It is quite a journey that we get to go on with this bug.
This book is beautifully illustrated. Each stage is wonderfully depicted. This book will help open up a conversation with a little one about grieving. It will help the child understand what they are going through and that it is normal. More importantly, it will help open up a discussion that will help the child express what they are feeling.
I am very happy that this book was created. I think it was beautifully and tastefully done. The illustrations are gorgeous. It is definitely a book I will be recommending in the future to those that unfortunately will have to discuss grieving with a young one.
On a less serious side note - I totally loved the dog in the book!
This review is based on an eARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.