Maple Publishers

Product Details

Rupert and The Silly Bugs


Rupert is living with his mummy, daddy and little sister when the Covid19 pandemic hits. Everyone has to adapt and at first Rupert is a little scared, then he gets angry and upset that he can’t see his friends and grandpa. But luckily the doctors and nurses are doing a fantastic job looking after everyone and beating the Silly Bugs and soon we’ll all be able to meet up and play together again. This book was written to help young children understand a bit more about the Covid pandemic and how it affects everyone and to help explore and discuss how they’re feeling. It shows them that it’s ok to be anxious and that feeling scared or upset is normal. And more importantly, that this will not last forever and we should all look forward to meeting up with friends and family again soon….“Parents and children everywhere are having conversations, or should be, about the range of emotions the lockdown has caused. This book takes youngsters through how they might be feeling in story form to reassure them that its ok, it’s normal, others feel the same and we can look forward to a better, brighter future with our friends. Written by children for children but it just might help grown-ups too 😊Nick Knowles”In aid of Barnardos with a donation per book sold.


Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 in



Gurvinder Glenholme


Maple Publishers





Print Length


Reading Age

3-9 years

Publication Date

April 2021


Anthony Charles Glenholme

Book Type

Hardback, Paperback