Barry is different. He’s a big bug in a little world. That’s okay though, because being different is okay. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world to children ages 6 months and up. The Bugville Critters stories originally were written by Robert Stanek as bedtime stories for his own children. His children enjoyed the stories so much they urged him to make the stories available to other children and that's what he set out to do in 2004.