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

Book II in the Soft-Cover


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.

Followed by Coloring Book I



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



Japanese-English


With emergence 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.

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 

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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

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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

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Progress on Coloring Book II

 

At last! Coloring book II is on the horizon. I thought readers would enjoy seeing how both the front and back cover are shaping up.

So much goes into any publication in the months before release and this second coloring book has taken longer than anticipated.

We've already had interest from two parties, who want to place this book in their establishments.

 With its animal conservation theme, this new release will appeal to those who love animals and/or are working to preserve the earth's wild creatures.   

Kids and adults alike will enjoy coloring in the highly detailed illustrations and discovering what happens when Wolf meets up with Bedbug. 

The publisher and I were thrilled that artist/illustrator/photographer/painter Selena came on-board and has worked with us to produce this latest publication in the Bedbug series.


Selena has seen increasing demand for her work and she has illustrated another coloring book, as well as produced brochures for different companies. Her photographs have appeared in West Coast publications.

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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!