Colorful picture book ‘The Fruit Bugs’ follows young boy, imaginary friends

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Claire Newby presents new children’s book aimed to teach difference between good, bad behavior

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Delightful, creative and loveable, “The Fruit Bugs” is an absorbingly imaginative treat bound to amuse both children and their parents alike.

In her vibrant and charming new picture book, “The Fruit Bugs” (published by AuthorHouse UK), author Claire Newby crafts a tale about a young boy and his imaginary friends. Bundled with absorbing illustrations and an amiable narrative, this delightful children’s book reveals how children make both good and bad decisions as they grow up and that having an imaginary friend is part of their development.

Young readers follow inquisitive and energetic William as he goes about his day. He is accompanied by his imaginary fruit bug friends: Rosy Red, who is always happy, Bouncy Blue who never sits still, Greedy Green who has an insatiable appetite and lastly, Yucky Yellow, who tries to sour the mood of the day. These colorful friends help William with his decision every day as his behavior changes depending on which fruit bug he listens to. The impact of how good and how naughty the fruit bugs can mold William to be is the main focus of the story. Through the tiny adventures William and his fruity bug friends make, this picture book strives to aid children and parents in understanding each other better.

“I hope children will enjoy the characters and identify the good and bad behavior,” author Newby says, “and that adults reading this with their young children will recognize the normality of varied behavior and their little ones blaming imaginary friends for their actions.”

Delightful, creative and loveable, “The Fruit Bugs” is an absorbingly imaginative treat bound to amuse both children and their parents alike.

“The Fruit Bugs”
By Claire Newby
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781496987655
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781496987662
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Claire Newby is a mother and part-time Learning Support Practitioner at a further education college in North Yorkshire. She has had experience teaching people of all ages in a variety of environments.

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