Life hasn’t always been easy for Kriffle the Flidderbug. For as long as Kriffle can remember, the Quadrigon tribe has always had control of Krephiloff Tree’s Shears, which means that the Triplifers, Kriffle’s own tribe, has had to deal with an overgrowth of leaves on his side of the tree. Once Kriffle has been nominated to become the Triplifers’ new leader and take over from his father, he realizes the ’bugs have even bigger problems. For starters, they can’t even agree on whether a leaf has three points or four! Determined to prove that the tree only has three points on a leaf, Kriffle sets out on a mission to bring the truth to his fellow ’bugs. But what he discovers is shocking, and he must find a way to get all the Flidderbugs to work together—or face dire consequences.
In this political satire, a follow up to Gould’s Doodling, it’s easy to insert names and political parties that we see in society today. I said it before when I reviewed Doodling, and I’ll say it again: I really love Jonathan Gould’s work. His stories are fun, thought-provoking, and always well written. I think Gould has many successful years to come as an author, and I can’t wait to see what he writes next. Oh, and did I mention that I love the cover art for Flidderbugs? I think it’s very fitting for his story, and the characters pictured are exactly as I imagined them while I read.
You can find Flidderbugs on Amazon and Smashwords for $0.99. Jonathan Gould has been writing for over fifteen years and has authored two children’s books that were released in Australia. His first eBook, Doodling, was released in February 2011. For more information about the author, you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter.