by Bill Kirk
ISBN: 978-1-61633-005-7 (print); 978-1-61633-006-4 (e-book)
Price: $9.95 (print); $5.00 (e-book)
Format ebook, paperback, hardback, CD: e-book, paperback
Genre/age group/type of publication: children’s picture book primarily for ages 4 – 9.
Available at Amazon
Brief synopsis: Imagine how surprised a little boy would be if a beetle suddenly appeared in his bed at bedtime. Just look at how big it’s getting! Beetles are cute but couldn’t it find somewhere else to sleep? Maybe Dad will know what to do. And so goes the story of a boy looking for a way to postpone bedtime. And it works until Dad finds out there’s no beetle in the bed after all. Keep reading to get the full story, plus a load of interesting factoids about beetles, a glossary and a bonus rhyme.
I think you could have great fun marketing this book. Give away plastic beetles to celebrate April Fools Day. Bugs/insects left in cabinets, beds and drawers can provide some scary/fun. Suggest thislighty -How to scare your sister, Mom or friend.
What plants do helpful beetles like? Create a postcard or flyer with these facts on it. Hold a book signing at a gardening store.
On Mother's Day you could have a door prize at your gardening center of a bag of lady bugs.
For Halloween dress up as your favorite beetle. Do your signing at a science store.
In Texas we have the Science Museum. If you have something similar in your area you might have luck getting your book stocked there or at a Natural History Museum gift shop.
Are you crafty or do you know someone that sews? Make big beetles to adorn your table. Wear a beetle in your hair or on your clothes. Make sure the title of your book is prominent or passersby will think you're dirty and have bugs.
For a craft idea supply directions for building a bug cage,. Provide pointers on what to feed the critters.m You could give these at in school or library author visits.
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