Did you know that Australians rank reading as their favourite leisure activity? 4 out of 5 Australian parents encourage their children to read. Australians prefer a printed book in their hands and love fiction for escapism or thought-provoking reflection – just like what you will find in Dusty’s Wonder Bug by Joanna Becker.
Despite the changing world and improvements in technology, parents still rank books higher than online and watching t.v., as a leisure activity for both themselves and their children. Reading together provides relaxation and stress-release. They love to take their children to book-stores and browse what’s on offer. Half of all readers visit the library to borrow books and share their favourite books with friends – just like they do with Dusty’s Wonder Bug by Joanna Becker.
Almost 3 out of 4 Australians believe Australian children should read books set in Australia and written by Australian authors – just like Dusty’s Wonder Bug by Joanna Becker.
A little over 50% of Australians believe it’s important for Australians to have their Australian books published within Australia – just like Dusty’s Wonder Bug by Joanna Becker.
Dusty is a little boy with a magical buddy called The Wonder Bug. Like all preschoolers, Dusty wonders where food comes from? So Dusty and The Wonder Bug explore the environment and examine how Whole-food is created in nature, how people work together, and what we all can do to grow big and strong.
20 large format pages, incredible vibrant and colour-rich, 100% produced in Australia with paper sourced from approved sustainably-managed forests.
1 in 2 Australians read books, just like Dusty's Wonder Bug, on an electronic device. You can purchase the ebook version here.
1 in 10 Australians listen to audio books. That’s why this Dusty’s Wonder Bug book-pack includes a CD with the story spoken out loud by the author, with acoustic piano backing music played by the author Joanna Becker.
Reviews – Dusty’s Wonder Bug
“This simple, fun little book has a life-changing message encoded within it to assist our children in growing into healthy, happy people. All children should have access to this book and its positive and inspirational message.” (Tamika Hilder, Intuitive Coach, Holistic Wellness Practitioner and World Visionary)
“This book ticks all the boxes for me as a primary school teacher. The story, verse, pictures, plus the message about health food … it’s exactly what I look for!” (Karen Bowles, QLD Primary Teacher and ESL Coordinator)
“This book is SO amazing! Well written and very catchy and the illustrations are bright and colourful too. It’s such an important message for our little ones to learn in an easy-to-understand story. Well done!” (Camilla Skye, Wildlings Photography)
Include the Dusty's Wonder Bug Activity Pack in your purchase - the complementary educational workbook full of fun and engaging lessons.
This Activity Pack includes 22 (A4 sized) colourful pages for parents, educators and children to work through together. SUBJECT AREAS: LITERACY, SCIENCE, HEALTH, NUMERACY & CREATIVE ARTS
All activities can be adjusted for different ages and abilities with more teacher direction – eg. more discussion and teacher writing responses for younger students, to more independent work for independent children.
Activities include learning how to compost and make healthy food, design characters and covers for children’s books, identify food groups, tally and graph findings mathematically, draw and get arty, and discuss concepts for literacy development, and much much more.
Activities are fun and engaging for children from 4 years old to approximately 9 years old.
Dusty’s Wonder Bug: As Featured In …
Dusty’s Wonder Bug is featured in Kelly Quilter’s Teacher For A Day. As an Australian Teacher and author, Kelly Quilter loves to take Dusty’s Wonder Bug into the classroom.
(Grab a copy of her book full of Relief Teacher techniques, for all her awesome activities including Dusty’s Wonder Bug classroom activities … and you too can have an easy, fun day with children in any education setting. Visit the Official Teacher For A Day websiteto learn more about this amazing resource.)