Ladybug Girl

Summary:

Wanna play with me? Mom and Dad are too busy. Her brother says she's too small. So Lulu and Bingo (her dog) need to find something to do. When she finds some ants being blocked by a rock, Ladybug Girl springs into action. Ladybug Girl realizes that the world needs her, and she is off to do some exploring.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids (especially girls) will relate to this story about a little girl who has to make her own fun.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

We had lots of requests to read this story. We always have to stop to explore the page where Lulu, standing in the middle of her room full of toys, declares "There's nothing to do." She stares at it, "How can she say that, Mommy?"

Parent Reaction

Ladybug Girl to a parent's rescue! You can be sure I will remember the "I'm bored" page the next time we hear that it in our house! This is a nice story for preschoolers and Kindergartners, because Lulu thinks like they do. I am surprised at how long she has hung onto this one in her evening repertoire.

Type of Book:
This is a classic glass-half-empty/glass-half-full story written for young readers to understand.
Educational Themes:

This is largely a story for sharing together. Your child can relate to being a "super hero," and Lulu's feats of heroism are well within the realm of any preschooler. This is a perfect story for becoming your own hero just by heading into the backyard.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 6�-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
This could go either way. If you select this book, you will be reading it quite a few times. If you end up renewing it at the library a couple times, then it's probably a childhood favorite you need to add to your personal collection.

Title Ladybug Girl
Author David Soman, Jacky Davis
Publisher Dial Books, Imprint Penguin Young Readers Group © 2008
Illustrators David Soman
ISBN 9780803731950
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Family
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