Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let's Reach 5000 Facebook Likes

Almost five years has passed since the launch of the Bedbug series. Children all over have enjoyed the books and toys. Our site visits and page-views are climbing and people continue to find us at Facebook.

It's wonderful to have reached so many milestones. When we first started down this road, we had no idea of how it would all unfold.

The years have gone by in a blink. What better time to see if we can reach another milestone? This December, will mark five years since we published the first Bedbug book in December of 2009.

Before we reach that date, it would be great to reach 5000 Facebook Likes.

Will you help us spread the word? Please share this site with your friends and family. Bedbug and Mouse thank you!

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Down Memory Lane ...

Reactions to the Bedbug Toy--"Can I have him? Can I please have him?" young Fred begged.

Photo Illustrations and a Dog Named Arnie--Poor Arnie had to be locked away, so the illustrator could do his job! 

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Books in the Bedbug Series

Since 2009, the Bedbug series has gained momentum, spawning a number of releases. A look at publications produced to-date and what is on the horizon.

Book I Was First Released in a Ribbon-Bound Collector's Edition


December 8th of 2009 saw publication of the first Bedbug book. Kids loved this package with the Bedbug toy and the book with the sparkly orange ribbon. Kids could take the book and bug around with them in the little bag. Soon reports came in about reactions to the Bedbug book and the Bedbug toy.

To order ribbon-bound books, please visit Ribbon-Bound Books

This was followed by soft cover editions of Book I and Book II in small and large formats.

A Young Lad Enjoys the Larger Bedbug Book

Almost as soon as Book I was published, children were asking when book II was going to come out. In a light-hearted look, Mouse talks about the making of Book II.

Book II in the Soft-Cover


Followed by Coloring Book I


A second illustrator joined us in producing the first coloring book.

In Coloring Book I, Bedbug and Mouse join forces to help a crying child and Bedbug is granted Wonderful Wishes. As can be seen from the cover, he is also granted the ability to change color.

Colored Bedbug toys can be ordered from our Toys/Cards page.


To order soft-covers of Books I & II or Coloring Book I, please visit our webstore

Two Bilingual Versions of Book I Were Released

Maori-English



Two translators came on-board to help in producing these two bilingual versions.

Japanese-English


With publication of the bilinguals, the Bedbug series has gone out to a far wider audience.

To order Bilinguals, please visit Bilinguals

What's coming next ...

A Chinese-English bilingual is planned and Coloring Book II is in the works.

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Down Memory Lane...

Bedbug is Coming How a request for a bedtime story sparked the idea for the sleepy bedbug character.

New Bedbug Book Soon to Make an Appearance
"Bedbug" talks about the making of "his" book...

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera 

Like us on Facebook

Join the Bedbug Books Fan Club

Help Bedbug get the word out! Please share this page. Thank you!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Japanese-English Bilingual News

A polite little bedbug that chooses not to bite is setting a positive example to children around the world--and now, with emergence of the bilinguals, Bedbug fans can also learn a second language. 

Japanese-English Bilingual
Our Japanese-English version of BEDBUG BOOK I has been well-received over in Japan and it is exciting to hear about the interest in this series as it goes out to a growing number of readers.

On the heels of release of this bilingual, we've received reports that readers are eager to obtain copies of the book. As well, plans are in the works to introduce the Japanese-English bilingual via online media to thousands of readers.

Sarah Ikeya, Translator
These delightful photos were sent in by our translator, Sarah Ikeya, and I'm excited to share them with all of you.

Sarah has translated books and films. Learn more about Translator, Sarah Ikeya on our Translator's Page. 



A Peek Inside...

Japanese-English Bilingual

This Japanese-English book can be purchased from our Bilinguals page: Bilinguals

This humorous bedtime story can help children to learn a second language.

Bilingual Bedbug Books

With publication of the bilingual Bedbug books, the Bedbug series is going out around the world and reaching an ever-wider audience  

Want to Buy?

Bilinguals

Webstore 

Ribbon-Bound Books

Toys & Cards

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

Please TWEET, PIN and FACEBOOK us. Bedbug and Mouse thank you for SHARING!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Chinese-English Bilingual Forthcoming

Happy New Year's From Bedbug and Mouse!

2014 is sure to be an exciting year with more releases. The eagerly anticipated Coloring Book II will soon be available and work is progressing on the Chinese-English bilingual version of book I.

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The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

Please TWEET, PIN and FACEBOOK us. Bedbug and Mouse thank you for SHARING!