Billie Upton Green, or BUG as the children call her in school, is sharing her private diary with us. It’s actually her spelling journal but she has no intention of practicing something she hates so much!
Billie chronicles her daily life from her upcoming “bridesmaid day” at her two mums’ wedding and having to explain to new girl in school Janey McVey that yes, two mums very much can get married, to how to solve the mystery of the thief at her school. Billie is open about being fostered and then adopted but this is not an ‘issue book’ — that’s just part of her life story and it’s handled in a wonderfully straight-forward manner.
The book is full of sharp and funny observations (nothing gets past Billie) and punctuated by quirky line drawings, diagrams and cartoons. Billie is a terrific character and readers will warm to her frankness and sense of humour. Move over Wimpy, there’s a new kid in town! Age 8+
Delighted with this feature in The Daily Mail
I’m thrilled that The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. has been chosen as BOOK OF THE MONTH in The Guardian newspaper.
I’m delighted that The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. has been chosen as BOOK OF THE WEEK in The Week Junior.
I’m thrilled that The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. is April Book of the Month on the website Love Reading 4 Kids.
Wowsers, The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. is the April pick for 7-9 year olds as selected by Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce on the lovely site Love My Read!
The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. has been featured as ‘One to Watch’ in The Bookseller