Squirt Saves The Day

Squirt Saves The Day

by Maryel Henderson


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Squirt Saves the Day tells a tale of friendship, heroism, and self discovery as Squirt, a lovable stinkbug, is confronted by bullies at his new school. In overcoming rejection he learns that the best way to deal with problems is head on. By doing what must be done, he gains the respect and admiration of the whole school. The book is full of colorful illustrations that will win children's hearts and teach them that, if a little stinkbug can conquer his fears, so can they.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683500438
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Series: Morgan James Kids
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maryel Henderson is a new author who has combined her love for children, writing, and illustrating in her recent children's book. She has a degree in Art Education and encouraged her students to "tell a story" with their art. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and has always captured children's attention by telling them colorful and amusing stories. She is now putting those stories to paper.

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My name is Squirt. I grew up in a family with 88 brothers and sisters. You may think that's a lot but, you see, I am a stinkbug and stinkbugs have very large families!

I was very colorful so I stuck out when my mom was looking for help with the chores.

"Hey you, the bright-colored one. I could use a little help washing the dishes."

As much as I loved my mom and as much as I liked to help, I really wanted to see the world. So when I was two weeks old I left home.

I quickly found out that being on my own was not much fun. Nobody wanted to hire a stinkbug!

The very next day my luck changed for the better. I was sitting in a little ice cream shop sipping on a strawberry milkshake. I was thinking about giving up and going back home, when the cutest little pink frog I ever saw hopped in and plopped down on a stool next to mine. "My name is Darby!" she croaked. We instantly became friends and when she told me she had always loved stinkbugs, I cheered!

Darby and I had a GREAT summer, but I was not looking forward to starting first grade.

The first day of school arrived, and I stood trembling on the school steps.

"What if nobody likes me?" I thought. I could feel my heart pounding. And worse, "What if someone steps on me?!"

I knew I would be the smallest kid in my whole school. My knees shook.


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