My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This story is not for the squeamish so it’s perfect for primary aged children! Listening to my daughter reading to my son had my stomach churning as Stuart chomps his way through a range of insects. Reading it myself and seeing the illustrations made it worse!
Much to the disgust of his wife Harriet the eponymous Stuart just can’t resist eating bugs and drinking slug juice… Each little verse in the story is accompanied by an appropriate cartoon with plenty of creepy crawlies.
Stuart turns his unusual habit into a job by coming a pest controller! The book shows how to make something gross into a money making venture. I just hope my children don’t try to follow suit…
I am sure this will appeal to most young readers or even some older ones. Think I will leave the bugs to the children though..