Friday, November 5, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: The Bug Plagues the Blogosphere!

Breaking News:
  The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade is now plaguing the blogosphere.

Nov. 5, 2010--From the west to east coast, The Bug is on the loose and cannot be stopped! Reports state that the brand new picture book by award-winning author Lori Calabrese broke out of its bookends, sneaked out of the bookstore after hours and is now buzzing by various children's literature blogs. It's goal--to make its way into people's homes.

The first incident occurred at Mayra's Secret Bookcase, located at, at around 12 p.m. Tuesday. One witness said, "All of a sudden, out of nowhere, this Bug comes flying and buzzing in the air. It was big."

"The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade all started because my son caught one of those vicious stomach bugs," says Lori Calabrese, the author. "Now it's gotten loose and it has its bright emerald green eyes set on plaguing the blogosphere. I never thought it would get to this point!"

No one has been hurt, but there's more to this bizarre tale about a bug on the brink of extinction. People report that all incidents with The Bug have been positive...

"A bug-tastic treat," says Ingrid Sundberg of Ingrid's notes.

"What I really enjoyed about this story is the way the author skillfully combines verse and a complete plot with a clear beginning, middle and end," says Mayra Calvani of Mayra's Secret Bookcase.

"This is a wonderful story which should find a home in every grade one through three classroom," says Penny Ehrenkranz of One Writer's Journey.

"Readers will enjoy the building tension that takes place centered on the interplay between the two types of ‘bugs’ in the story," says Chris Singer of BookDads.

To ensure public safety, officials recommend heading into protected areas such as a bookstore and getting your own copy of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade.

"Let's cut it off at the path," says Sergeant Hines Emerald. "If it's already in your house, it won't be able to sneak its way in and plague members of your household."

To keep up to date on the status of The Bug, be sure to follow along some of the blogs in The Bug's crosshairs...

November 2
Mayra's Secret Bookcase

November 3

Ingrid's Notes

November 4

Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz's One Writer's Journey

November 5
Book Dads

November 8
Brimful Curiosities
The Children's Book Review

November 9
Mrs.Hill's Book Blog

November 10
Miss O's Library Land

November 11
Tara Lazar's Writing for Children (While Raising Them)

November 12

N.A. Sharpe's Realms of Thought

November 15
Beverly S. McClure's The Story of a Writer

November 16
Elysabeth's Stories

November 17
Raising Itty Bitty Bookworms

November 18
There's a Book

November 19
The Iron Bodkin

November 30
Into the Wardrobe

What The Bug can't stand the most are comments! So leave as many as you can at these "targets" and be entered to win a The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade Prize Pack that includes...

-a tote bag
-Make your own bug jar craft kit
-Make your own bug magnifying glass craft kit
-Calendar magnet
-and an autographed HARDCOVER copy of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade

(Contest open to U.S. Only/ Winner will be announced December 1st)...

According to blogosphere officials, the escape has sparked nationwide buzz over The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade. Chaos has ensued and they want everyone to stay well-informed, and be prepared or at least have a plan as The Bug continues to plague the blogosphere!

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