Saturday, February 13, 2010

Book Review - Ladybug Girl by David Soman & Jacky Davis

Published by Penguin Group (USA)
Publishing Date- March 2009
40 pages
Age Range - Preschool years

Synopsis -(from publisher) Lulu’s older brother says she is too little to play with him. Her mama and papa are busy too, so Lulu has to make her own fun. This is a situation for Ladybug Girl!

Ladybug Girl saves ants in distress, jumps through shark-infested puddles, and even skips along the great dark twisty tree trunk—all by herself. It doesn’t matter what her brother says, Ladybug Girl is definitely not too little!

In this sweet and cheerful story by husband and wife team Jacky Davis and David Soman, one not-so-little girl discovers how to make some fun that is just her size, right in her own backyard.

My four-year-old received this as a Christmas gift and not a day has gone by that we haven't read Ladybug Girl. It's perfect for the preschool age range and for feisty little girls with older brothers who do not have time to play with their younger sisters.

Ladybug Girl will teach preschoolers to use their independence and imagination to create their own fun. Lulu's superhero approach to investigating her own backyard is something every preschooler and parent will welcome. In fact, my own daughter has been known to shout a phrase from the book before she accomplishes a task, "I can help you! I am Ladybug Girl!" The prose follows the colorful, beautifully drawn illustrations making it easy to point out sight words and sound out letters while you read together.

On Penguin Group's site is a wonderful activity book you can print up that will give you a few more Ladybug Girl minutes of fun! Click here to find the downloadable activity kit.

I just discovered that a sequel has been published and I will definitely pick it up. Ladybug Girl and Bumblee Boy promises to be another sure hit with my preschooler!
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~