The Travel Bug


The Travel Bug by Benjamin Gilmour
Illustrator: James Gulliver Hancock
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Date: 30 January 2017

I give this:



“In a land of long grasses, where small insects crawl, lived a strange little bug, with no name at all.  What creature are you ? the other bugs asked, but the bug didn’t know, and the others walked past.”

Imagine not knowing who you are like the bug in this book, he knew the other bugs all had names, but he didn’t which made him one sad little bug.  So began his travels to find out just who he is.  The bug travels the world looking here and there, being told he doesn’t exist he has one last stop that he makes in despair.

Bugs journey is one that many people go on when discovering who they are, where they fit into life and where they came from.  Perhaps not  at the young age that this book is designed for, however who says you are ever too old to read a picture book.

The illustrations are busy but beautiful and will engage the reader through colour and all the different elements that have gone into each page.  I loved the illustrations and spent time pouring over each one.  Each bug is unique and imaginative.  I applaud the illustrator.

The map looks at bugs travels and is a great introduction to geography

The Travel Bug will take the reader on a journey of self discovery and adventure.  This will be a much loved picture book that will be read many times over.

I received this book from the publisher Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect the content of my review

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