Bugs In A Blanket Children’s Book


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It’s Little Fat Bug’s birthday, and he has invited all the bugs that live in the blanket to his party. They have never met each other before and are in for a big surprise.

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



Books as beautiful as their subjects. Phaidon Press is the world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts, with offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Milan, New York and Tokyo, and distributors worldwide. The publishing house covers everything from art, architecture, photography, design, performing arts, decorative arts, contemporary culture, fashion, film, travel, cookery and children’s books.