Awards and Reviews

DFP's 2009 Best Children's Book Award

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"Reading the story will surely bring a huge smile to your face, just like it did me, because it reminded me so much of similar adventures my three children and their friends experienced during their elementary years in school. Every elementary school should have a copy of this precious book in their school library."
--Nicole Weaver, BlogCritics

"Will Matt succeed and convince his teacher that he truly captured an unusual bug for real or will he be sent home because he caught the cold bug? Find out while you read the hilarious tale of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade told in perfect rhyme."
--Donna McDine, Award-winning author of The Golden Pathway

"This wonderfully animated and colorful book will have readers turning the pages to see what happens next. The rhyming will send your tongue twisting and bouncing with every word. Parents and teachers will love this book along with anyone who loves a bug adventure. "
--Kristi Bernard, Kristi's Book Nook Review

"Lori Calabrese's The Bug that Plagued the Entire Third Grade is a fun story for young readers about a boy and a bug, a natural combination...As a former third grade teacher I can relate to the teacher's concern about spreading the cold bug. I recommend the book for children in first through third grades, along with their parents and anyone who knows little boys (or girls) who like bugs. Or even for the kids who think bugs are creepy. After reading Ms. Calabrese's story, they may decide bugs are pretty cool. A very nice debut book."
--Beverly Stowe McClure, Author