BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: The Little Squeegy Bug by Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson

TITLE: The Little Squeegy Bug

AUTHOR: Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson

ILLUSTRATOR: Patrick Corrigan

PUBLISHER: Winslow Press, 2001

SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time there was a little squeegy bug. No one knew where he came from. He wasn’t an ant. He wasn’t a cricket. And he certainly wasn’t a flea. What was he? Follow along with lovable bug that tries to discover his true identity.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I must confess when I first picked up this picture book I wasn’t really sure I would like it. I prejudged this story and thought it might not hold my interest. Even the whimsical drawings by illustrator Patrick Corrigan wasn’t quite enough for me to think this would be a good book for me to review.

I was wrong.

Authors Martin and Sampson weave a story in the style of old “once upon a time” tales and takes readers on a delightful journey of “what-if”. What if one little but wanted to be as strong as the giant bumble bee. What if he had to go on a grand quest in search of an almost impossible item in order to fulfil his dreams? I don’t know why, but it never occurred to me how this story would end but it was such a satisfactory ending I couldn’t help but want to read it all over again! A great addition to any library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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