Beetle Boy is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!
You've probably already spotted it, but if our excited tweets haven't yet reached you: Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard is this month's Children's Book of the Month in Waterstones! Exclusive to Waterstones for February, head over to your nearest branch to snap up an early copy. A compelling, funny and heartwarming adventure with friendship and bravery at its core, Beetle Boy is guaranteed to make you want your own pet insect!
When Dr Bartholomew Cuttle disappears from inside a locked room at the Natural History Museum, the police are stumped. But Darkus Cuttle refuses to accept that his father would have willfully abandoned him, leaving him an orphan. With the help of his Uncle Max, his new friends Bertolt and Virginia, and a most unusual sidekick, Baxter the rhinoceros beetle, Darkus embarks on a quest to uncover the truth. Does the evil Lucretia Cutter, with her penchant for living jewellery, have something to do with his father’s disappearance?
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Oliver Jex says...
Just read this and loved it! Very pleased that we picked this up in Waterstones. Gripping, adventurous, funny and with a real knowledge of beetles. Oliver, age 10.