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Daddy Is a Doodlebug [Paperback]

By Bruce Degen (Author) & Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
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Introduces young readers to a "buggy" world where everything is just the right size for father and son doodlebug as they fly their kites in their doodlebug park, ride their padoodle canoes, eat their potoodle chips, and more. Reprint.

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What do doodlebugs do together...

Daddy and his doodlebug doodle the things that doodlebugs like to do. They snack on potoodle chips while walking through the zoo, ride the caboodle car on the train, and padoodle their canoe through the sun and the rain. And at night when it's time to turn out the light, they say, "Don't let the bedboodles bite!" Because that's what doodlebugs do!

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Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.04" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.12"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 16, 2002
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  4-6
ISBN  0064435784  
ISBN13  9780064435789  
UPC  046594005953  

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More About Bruce Degen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is the author and illustrator of Daddy Is a Doodlebug and Sailaway Home as well as the illustrator of the highly acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole; the ever-popular Jesse Bear books by Nancy White Carlstrom; Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson; and Shirley's Wonderful Baby by Valiska Gregory (available at your local library).

Bruce Degen's involvement with art has ranged from painting and printmaking to teaching art in New York City schools and directing an artists' lithography studio in Israel. Mr. Degen studied art at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. He was born in Brooklyn, New York--just like Charlie Muttnik--and now lives with his family in Connecticut.

Bruce Degen currently resides in Newtown, in the state of Connecticut.

Bruce Degen has published or released items in the following series...

  1. I Can Read Books: Level 3
  2. Jesse Bear
  3. Jesse Bear Books (Hardcover)
  4. Magic School Bus (Hardcover)
  5. Magic School Bus (Paperback)
  6. Magic School Bus (Pb)
  7. Magic School Bus Presents
  8. Magic School Bus Science Chapter Books (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bugs & Spiders > Fiction
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Reviews - What do customers think about Daddy Is a Doodlebug?

Didn't *Grab* Us - a review of "Daddy Is a Doodlebug"  Apr 6, 2006
Just to let you know that *everyone* is not on-board with `loving' this book. My children (boy and girl) and my husband and I give "Daddy Is a Doodlebug" only three stars, meaning that we found it cute but nothing special.

My children like looking at these 'buggy' drawings --the six-legged poodlebug and the carriage being drawn by a horse fly are cute-- but they don't care one wit about the text and story. (Go figure.)

Three Stars. Cute artwork. Darn hard read-aloud. My children were not captivated. Find an example of rhyme and text below so you can try to figure out if your children will like it or not.

We both eat potoodle chips
While walking through the zoo.
`Cause Daddy is foodlebug,
And I'm a foodlebug too.
Cute!  Jul 26, 2003
We bought this book for my husband to read to the kids and they all get such a kick out of the silly rhymes! It is a bit confusing to read the first few times, but we eventually got the hang of the "doodle-words!" We also have Degen's book, "Jamberry," which we simply adore! The illustrations for both books are colorful and imaginative!
The perfect Father's Day Gift!!  Jul 2, 2001
My husband calls our 2-year old son "Doodlebug" so you can guess how excited I was to find this book!

When he opened it on Father's Day morning, he was practically speechless. Of course, he and our son immediately opened it and read it! They both loved it and so did I.

The pictures are bright and colorful without being too distracting. The recommended age was 4-6, but our 2-year old sits through the reading.

It has become one of our favorite books. It's such a sweet and funny father and son book.

Sincere Flattery!  May 18, 2001
For some fathers, it is easy for forget that young children will model themselves on their parents. One of the best ways to have that reminder be a pleasant spur to being a better role model is to read this book. In this tongue-twisting, extra-arm-and-leg sporting tribute to fathers, you'll get lots of laughter and bonding. I recommend this book as a gift from a child for father's day.

Doodlebugs have four arms and hands. As a result, they can do a lot more than you or I can.

Here are some examples of the wordplay:

You will hear about "soup-and-noodle bugs" and "apple strudel bugs." To do this, you have to go to "Mayfly's Diner."

At the zoo, they eat "potoodle chips" because Daddy is a "foodlebug."

They can walk their "poodlebug" which has 6 legs and paws.

Outdoors, they "padoodle" their canoe. Also, they go for "bugoodle rides" in the park.

Looking for fireflies after dark, they play "hoodle and seek bug."

You will also learn about "tagoodlebug," "fairytoodles," "Goldiebug," "Robin Hoodlebug," "storyoodlebug," and "bedboodles."

As you can see, the reading here will make Peter Piper picking his peck of pickled peppers seem like a snap.

A good way to enjoy this book is to make up your own language and pretend that you and your child are different kinds of creatures that you both find to be fun. You may soon have a fiction author emerging from your word play!

Take off from where you are to more humorous and happy realms together with your child!

Silly silly silly.....  May 24, 2000
Great book, in the most frequently requested pile. Theillustrations are really charming and the wordplay is alot offun....unless you are reading it for the third time in one sitting!

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