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It's Only Ink! Watch Out for Joel

It's Only Ink!
Watch Out for Joel

Seven-year-old Joel Kidd can't help but find things that get him into trouble. Of course, most of the time, the events that unfold because of this aren't done purposely, but in the end Joel is left with an important lesson of some sort.
Along with his big brother Ricky, Joel is off to a music concert with their friend and neighbor Old Mr. Jones. Ricky is asked to keep an eye on Joel, so that nothing bad happens.
While at the concert, Mr. Jones asks the boys to split up and sit on either side of him. This causes concern in Ricky, because now he isn't beside Joel. How can he keep him out of trouble if he isn't beside him? What could go wrong anyway?
What nobody knows is that Joel brought along his jar of ten fuzzy caterpillars. Shortly after Old Mr. Jones falls asleep, he pulls the jar out from under his jacket. Unable to reach him, Ricky watches in shock and amazement as his kid brother shakes the jar-thus popping the lid off. All the grass and caterpillars fall out and onto Joel's lap-for now.
They search for them and find only nine caterpillars! What's happened to the tenth one? Will Old Mr. Jones get angry with the boys for goofing off when he wakes up?
WATCH OUT FOR JOEL! BAD BUG BLUES is an ideal sized book with just the right amount of words for beginning readers. This tummy-tickling adventurous story is one that children of all ages will enjoy.
The pencil drawings are a perfect mixture with the easy-flowing text.
Brouwer's enjoyable personality-filled characters enhance this life-lesson fun, fiction book for children.
Sigmund Brouwer is an award-winning author whose stories inspire kids to read. He writes interesting stories that children will want to read again and again. In addition to his books, Brouwer holds writing camps and classes for more than ten thousand children each year. Readers and fans of Brouwer can read more about what he does by visiting his web site Cool Reading

Watch Out for Joel! Bad Bug Blues by Sigmund Brouwer
Published by Bethany Backyard,
Format: Soft Cover
32 pages
ISBN: 0-7642-2580-4

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at:

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