The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs is no gentle garden tale. The garden's fate is tied to the declining health of an elderly woman, the gentle bugs' efforts to save her lead to a fierce battle and the defeat of an evil queen. The characters in this picture book, originally published in 1996, are the inspiration for the animated film Epic.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the garden bugs and their concern for the old lady. Why do they care so deeply about her?
- Why are stories about bugs so popular? What other ones have you read or seen in movies?
The doodle bugs are "brave good bugs." Are bugs good or bad for a garden -- or a little of both?
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Bugs, Friendship, Misfits and underdogs, Science and nature|
|Publication date:||August 30, 1996|
|Number of pages:||40|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||4 - 8|
|Available on:||Paperback, Hardback|