Ladybug Girl

Have you discovered the Ladybug Girl series yet? Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman, who also illustrates the series, and his wife Jacky Davis, is a perfect book to introduce young children (3-6) to things that might happen at the beach before they actually go. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad tackles the complicated world of social skills during a play date.

You might wonder if contain information about ladybugs. As it turns out, the ladybug costume helps define the main character only, and the main thrust of the book is exploring everyday issues that may be a part of a child’s experiences.

What’s to love about the series:

  • definite child appeal (who hasn’t wanted ladybug wings?)
  • realistic problems and solutions, not preachy
  • children going outside to enjoy nature
  • Ladybug girl has a cute little age-appropriate tummy bulge

Through the wonders of the Internet, a reading of Ladybug Girl at the Beach by Liz Shanks:

Do you know someone who might like these books? 🙂

Ladybug Girl at the Beach

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Dial (May 18, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0803734166
ISBN-13: 978-0803734166

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Dial (March 22, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0803734190
ISBN-13: 978-0803734197

Be sure to look for more information about children’s books at today’s Book Talk Tuesday.


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