Super Bugs Book Launch at Tidepool Toys and Games July, 9

Author Michelle Meadows to Hold Super Bugs Book Launch at Tidepool Toys & Games on July 9

Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach will be hosting nationally-acclaimed local author Michelle Meadows for the launch of her new picture book, Super Bugs, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Meadows lives in Ocean View.

“The Super Bugs Book Bash” will feature a lively reading, a book signing, light refreshments, and an insect craft. The book, which targets kids ages 2 – 6, follows a trio of heroic Super Bugs from morning until night as they save their fellow insects from hungry frogs, falling tomatoes, and other dangers.

In addition to the action-packed story, Super Bugs also highlights fun facts about several insects and spiders. Super Bugs is published by Scholastic and illustrated by Georgia-based Bill Mayer.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Mayer opts for cuteness with his roundheaded, big-eyed bugs: one wears a safety patrol sash made from a blade of grass as it helps a parade of insects cross the street; another swoops in to save a grasshopper from a falling tomato (“Insect shopper, green grasshopper./ Save her from a whopper bopper”). Bouncy rhymes carry readers forward swiftly…”

“I’m really excited to be at Tidepool Toys & Games as an author,” Meadows said. “The superhero theme fits in perfectly with the playful spirit of the store.”

Lori Smyth of Tidepool Toys & Games says the store loves to host events that not only are fun, but educational as well. Smyth says, “We’re thrilled to be hosting the Super Bugs launch party! The children will learn about insects while they enjoy author Michelle Meadow’s lively reading about these small, yet heroic creatures. Super Bugs will make a great kids’ gift for summer!”

Super Bugs will be the eighth picture book for Meadows, who is also the author of Hibernation Station, Piggies in Pajamas, and Pilot Pups. Her books have received rave reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Booklist. Hibernation Station made it on the Los Angeles Times Reading List and was a nominee for the South Carolina Picture Book Award.
Meadows holds a dual degree in magazine journalism and Spanish language and literature from Syracuse University. She is represented by literary agent Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio. She is a member of the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild.
Tidepool Toys and Games is located on the Bethany Beach boardwalk at 98 Garfield Parkway, #104. The Tidepool Toys website is at Meadows’ website is