By Darrel Gregory
Illustrated by Lizette Duvenage
Age 5 to 8
The first book in the Genny and Bug’s Big Adventures series, this is a fantastical tale of courage, resilience, empathy, and emotional regulation—all useful traits for children to explore, particularly mid-pandemic. Drawing on his vast experience coaching young athletes, author Darrel Gregory strives to create a classically-styled fairy tale, with the hero undergoing tests and trials. Young readers will enjoy the thrill of adventure, while meaningfully exploring how people carry on and stay true to their values when the going is tough and the outcome uncertain.