This charming chapter book will have youngsters rooting for one of the world's most reviled creatures. Meet Maybelle, a plump cockroach who hopes to - just once - taste food before it falls to the floor. Against the advice of faithful friend Henry the flea, Maybelle decides to follow her dream. But the people in her household are hosting a dinner party for very important guests, and the last thing anyone expects is a cockroach in the soup.
When the Peabodys leave their home to buy goodies for a spring tea, a pesky fly zooms in. Trying to escape, he bashes into some glass and lands bellyup on the windowsill. If the Peabodys find him before he recovers, they will overreact and call the dreaded exterminator. With the fate of fellow housemates in her hands - and with chocolate cookies beckoning - what's a little cockroach to do?