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Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble

Paul Morton

Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble

It’s Bug Belly’s turn to babysit! The taddies and froglets in Top Pond can’t wait to try out their uncle’s cool water slides, death-defying dragonfly drops, and fancy frogball games.

But when Bug Belly’s tummy goes GURGLE-GURGLE GLUMP! everyone knows it spells one thing – TROUBLE!

As Bug Belly launches himself off the slide in pursuit of scrumptious worm snack, he accidentally knocks loose all the rocks that are damming up Top Pond…

Suddenly, he’s in a race against time to get the taddies to safety before they get stuck in the mud.
Will his penchant for yummy snacks lead him and the taddies astray, straight into the hungry jaws of Old Pike, Heron or Sneaky Snake?

Luckily, nobody in Top Pond has more ingenious plans up than this Top Frog…

Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble is a laugh-out loud caper full of froggy fun, by author Paul Morton

It’s also a Silly Squad recommended read!

Use your local library website or app to borrow Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble for free! Visit the Find a Read page for more information.

Leap into this tadpole-tastic Bug Belly activity bundle from Five Quills!

You can make your own wobbler crafts, invent some tasty snacks for Bug Belly, learn all about the frog life cycle, and much more!

CLICK HERE to download your activity bundle

Get a fascinating look into the creation of Bug Belly with author and illustrator Paul Morton! Featuring fun facts and behind-the-scenes sketches, there’s plenty to inspire you to create your own stories too.

CLICK HERE to download the special creator resource.


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