Sunday, October 5, 2014

Second Book Shipment to Japan

Another book shipment is on its way to Japan.

"Japanese Kids Like Me!"
"Night, Night, Sleep Tight..."
Today I received word that more Japanese-English Bilinguals had been ordered, along with toys, and that a shipment was being sent over to Japan.

This is the second shipment of bilinguals that has gone out to Japanese readers.

This is wonderful news!

To date, we've produced Japanese-English and Maori-English bilinguals of Bedbug book I. A Chinese-English version is also in the works.

Down Memory Lane
Posts From Octobers Past         

Adelia Rose Has Won a Bedbug Book A courageous and spunky Progeria sufferer wins a Bedbug book. Her can-do attitude is an inspiration to all.


Another Beautiful Painting From Our Illustrator
From paintings, to photograpy, to illustrations, artistic expression knows no bounds.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Adorable Tot Used for Photo-Illustrations for First Bedbug Book

This picture from one of our illustrators was too cute not to share.

She Kept Bedbug From "Sleeping Tight" 
Child That Appeared in Book I

This precious little scamp was a couple of years older when she was used as a subject for the photo-illustrations for the first Bedbug book. But she was so cute in this photo, I just had to share.

I think you'll agree, she was the perfect child to keep Bedbug from "sleeping tight."

The illustrator recently made this photo available and I'm delighted to pass it on.

Readers will remember she was holding out a book to Bedbug and was told:

You'll be sorry if you ask for a story 
'Cause I'll just turn out the light...





And she was seen again towards the end of the story, when Bedbug said:

Now, don't you wiggle
And please don't giggle,
Or you'll keep me awake tonight...

Kids loved the bedtime delaying tactics that kept a sleepy bedbug from snoozing.

It's Time to Say Goodnight!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bilingual Bedbug Book Appearing Across Japanese Sites


Following the shipment of the bilingual Bedbug book I to Japan, a number of Japanese sites have now listed the book in their collections, which means that it will be put in front of a large audience of readers.

Today's update provides the latest sites where the book has appeared or received a mention.

It's great to see the interest in this bilingual version and it is my hope that it is enjoyed by both younger and older readers.

Latest Listings & Blog Mentions








Down Memory Lane

Past Septembers

2009
Sneak Peek of Bedbug Book I--Uncut Video--A cute unscripted video showing the Bedbug book and toy.

2010
Jess Enjoys her Bedbug Book--Bedbug travels to an island in the Pacific.


2012 
Bedbug Bedtime Stories Going to Impoverished Children in Edmonton & Africa--A church and daycare in Edmonton, Alberta, spearhead an annual effort to send out gift packages to those in need. The packages are sent out to families in Edmonton's inner city, with some packages going as far as Africa to children of World Vision. I was contacted by a woman named Sue. She explained that she needed 20 books...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Japanese Children Enjoy Bedbug Book & Toy

"Night, night, sleep tight..."
The book shipment reached Japan and more pictures have come in of children enjoying the Bedbug book and toy.

What adorable children and it's great to see the merriment on their faces.

Kids in different countries have enjoyed the bedbug toy and as I've related in other posts, "Bedbug" has turned up in unlikely places, such as in a dryer and peeking out at a mother from a clothesline. 

With his posable legs, he can be perched on a bedstead or even on a pillow. One little girl up in Cape Breton took him to bed with her every night and finally, the time came that she needed another bedbug. She had worn out her book and bug!

"Now, this seems like a soft bed..."
The toy is made with child-safe materials and each one is slightly different. Learn more in our FAQs.

Whether these kids enjoy this first book as a humorous bedtime story about a little bug that doesn't want to bite and just wants to "sleep tight" or whether they use the book to learn English as a second language, I hope they will enjoy the story in the months to come.

  • In each story, Bedbug says please
  • Each book has a clue 
♥ A big thank you goes out to the parents for kindly providing these images, which I'm delighted to share with readers.
    Order in Japanese: Japanese-English Bilingual  

    *This Japanese-English bilingual book has also been registered and is available at the NDN, National Diet Library in Japan.

    Bedtime Shenanigans



    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!