Bug Harold

The Don Quixote of the bug world

Artwork by Helen Blaisdell

I’ve written some children’s books about Bug Harold. Bug Harold imagines himself a valiant knight. In each adventure, Bug Harold journeys forth to conquer the latest villain, be it a ferocious snap dragon in the night garden, or the crazed Crayfish McClaw in his watery lair.

Each quest concludes with a cute twist and a happy ending.

Read the first few verses below. I’m looking for an agent to represent my books, so if you know of anyone…

Update 11/25/2021: You can order a copy of my first book Bug Harold and the Snapdragon  Are you ready for the first adventure? Contact me at draaronblaisdell@gmail.com to place your order.

Excerpt from Bug Harold and the Snapdragon

The moon is perfectly round

A gentle mist lies on the ground

Tonight the crickets make no sound


This is a story of comic peril

Like those penned by Lewis Carrol

Staring the young and restless Bug Harold


Bug Harold is no ordinary pest

He wears a pin upon his vest

“You’ve seen the rest, now see the best!”


Excerpt from Bug Harold and the Crayfish

Straddling a water strider

With 2 legs fewer than a spider

Poised for action, our intrepid rider


Harold scans the shimmering stream

Flowing gently and serene

But things aren’t always what they seem


The water bugs reported news

A tale so frightening they could not snooze

Young minnows lured by a clever ruse


Into the voracious maw

Of the most fearsome giant you ever saw

None other than Crayfish McClaw