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Doug's Dung

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A good book to show kids that creativity and being different should be encouraged and not stumpled upon. I would have hoped for a bit of a longer book though and some editing needs to be made before it gets published. Thank you Netgalley for the free advanced copy!
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Doug's Dung is a picture book about a little dung beetle named Doug who doesn't quite fit in with the other dung beetles.  While, the rest of them are always lifting weights and exercising so that they can be strong, Doug prefers looking at butterflies and nature.  One day he begins creating art out of dung and creates his own art show.  The other dung beetles make fun of him at first but then they decide to make art with Doug .

This is a nice little book about being true to yourself and what you like to do.   And who doesn't like the idea of making art out of dung?!?
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In this sweet picture book you will meet Doug, not your ordinary strong Dung beetle.  Doug is different from the others and soon discovers his own way to be himself.  I don't want to ruin the surprise, but this book is perfect for those with desire to be their true selves (and not yield to peer pressure) and those that may feel a little different.   This is a great book for children and adults!  It warmed my heart!
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This is such a funny little story! Enjoyed the illustrations and the message about individualism & creativity. My kids found it hilarious and charming as they cheered on for Doug!
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This was such a wonderful book! It has lovely illustrations, that are bright and fun, as well as teaching a very valuable lesson. It shows children that they are special and can be anything they want, not just what other expect or want them to be. It also shows that, if they work hard and believe in themselves, they can achieve anything they want. It is a brilliant book and we highly recommend it!
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This is super CUTE! I love the illustrations and the story. The illustrations are vibrant and draw the reader in and the story is one of accepting people for who they are and loving each other's differences. Doug makes beautiful art out of something not so beautiful, and sees the world around him in a different way than everyone else does. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
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I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This is a beautiful book about a dung beetle called Doug who isn't strong like the other dung Beetles but finds he has creative strengths and learns to pursue them no matter what the other dung Beetles said or thought.
This book is great for encouraging children that not everyone is the same and strengths can be very different in each person as an individual. This is a great book for teaching children about diversity, resilience and respect.
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Who would have ever thought that poop and art could be combined to create a charming book abouut acceptance for readers in pre-kinderarten through third grade? As odd as it might sounds, it works. And it works well. Doug doesn't want to join the other dung beetles as they excercise. Instead he want to create works of art. He covers balls of dung in the most unusual things such as pollen, petals and currant juice to transform poop into projects.  He doesn't listen when others tease and proudly displays his art for all to see. You can't help but shout out loud to cheer Doug along.
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Thanks to Magination Press and NetGalleyh for a free ARC in return for an honest review. What a cute book and it features Dung! Yes Doug is a Dung Beetle but rather than train to build up his strength and power, he prefers to make friends with butterflies. A good story, with pretty good illustrations to accompany it, we learn that not every dung beetle (or person, obviously) has the same abilities and Doug is an artist who uses his talent to show his own abilities. Good book, good lesson and a good book to either read to kids or read with them!
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'Doug's Dung' is a charming book about choosing to be yourself and pursuing what you are interested in. Doug loves art and doesn't fit in with other Dung Beetles whose main focus is physical strength. He loves art and develops his talents and passion. This book is very encouraging to young children, especially children who might worry about being different. 

Thank you NetGalley and Magination Press for providing this ARC.
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This was a cute book about a dung beetle named Doug who didn't like to do what every other dung beetle in the garden seemed to like to do. Doug wanted to make art, with dung. He painted the dung to look like other insects in the garden, like a ladybug for example. The text is simple and flows nicely. I really enjoyed the illustrations as well. I do find it weird that throughout the entire book they never explain that dung is poop. It is clear this book is geared toward younger children (4-7 y/o) so there is a good chance they don't know what dung is. I think the author missed an opportunity to bring up within the first couple pages that dung is poop, which children of this age would find interesting and funny.
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Doug's Dung has it's greatest strength in the playful addressing of finding one's own talent.  Doug is a dung beetle who wants to be strong and tough like the others.  He is told that each has their own talent and skill, and goes on to discover that his gift is art.  Being valued for what he does best makes Doug feel strong and valued.  This book is part of a series of books in the "Once Upon a Garden" series and the characters are lovable and engaging.
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It is OK to be different, it is OK to be yourself... and people will learn to live with it and accept you the way you are... eventually. This is what this book is all about and I think everybody could learn something from it.
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What kid (and most adults) doesnt like dung humor?! This was a cute title and had fun illustrations.
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This is a cute book with wonderful illustrations. I read it to my two year old granddaughter and she loves it. 

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy. I am also ordering a copy for her bookshelf.
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This book was cute. I love that it used the dung beetle as the main character.

This story is about being true to yourself and believing in yourself when no one else does.  Doug isn't built to move dung around all day, he just wants to be an artist. Doug puts up with taunting and bullying but believes in his dream to become an artist. Eventually Doug's beliefs change the opinions of all his friends, and he becomes the artist he always dreamed he would be.

Great book for teaching kids about self-esteem, bullying, and perseverance.

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Doug, Doug!

I felt a very special connection to little ol’ Doug. He inspires creativity and promotes self awareness in little minds about the ability to “be all they can be”, and I love books that have meaning. 

Young kids are easily influenced, for the good and the bad. So, anything that can be for the good, is great by me.

My child’s opinion is he loved the message and the art work. He thinks everyone in his class would like it too! 

*Many thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Doug is an adorable dung beetle whose talents and strengths are his creativity and sensitivity. I found this gentle story perfect for teaching little ones how to recognize that differences make us all stronger together. Recommended!
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It is story of a dung beetle.
And a dung beetle who is outlier.
A beetle who craves art and creativity.
Who looks farther than just doing mechanical jobs and filling his belly.
An inspiring story for kids to promote creativity and innovation.
Artwork is very good.
Story is in simple vocabulary easily readable by kids.
Book teaches moral lessons of grit and perseverance.

Thanks netgalley and publisher for review copy.
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Doug the dungbeetle is trying to build his strength so he can move his dung pile. Instead, he finds inspiration in nature and begins to create his own art. 

I feel pretty indifferent towards this one. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it.
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