Phaidon Press

Bugs in a Blanket

The bugs who live in the blanket on the old bed at the end of the garden are meeting each other for the first time. Little Fat Bug has invited everyone to his birthday party.

Told with enduring and lovable characters made with hand embroidered illustrations, this simple, fun story teaches young children about difference and tolerance.

  • What happens when the bugs who live in a blanket at the bottom of the garden throw a party?
  • An entertaining tale of difference and tolerance that all children can relate to
  • Written and illustrated in Alemagna’s charming signature technique of mixing textiles, appliqué and collage, which has never been used before in children’s books
  • The simple narrative with enduring lovable characters who have universal appeal is ideal for parents reading to young children or for older children to read for themselves.
  • About the author:

Born in 1973, Beatrice Alemagna made her first picture book at the age of eight and has since published over 20 books with leading international publishers. Her techniques of illustration vary depending on the story of each book, but range from the use of pencil and paint to collage and embroidery. A consummate storyteller, her intimate and imaginative books are completely intertwined works where the words and the pictures meld seamlessly and become one.

  • Hardback.
  • English.
  • 17.5cm x 22cm.
  • 46 pages.
  • 23 colour illustrations.