Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Book Review - LadyBug Girl Goes to the Beach

Author: Jacky Davis
Illustrator: David Soman
Publisher: Dial (May 18, 2010)
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8
Source: Library
Rating: 4 Stars

Description from GoodReads:
Lulu loves the beach. Well, she’s never been there before, but she knows she will love it. And then she sees the ocean and it is big and loud and rough. That’s okay—Lulu wanted to build sand castles and fly her kite with Bingo anyway. But while they are building their sand castle, the sneaky ocean comes in and tries to steal Lulu’s favorite pail. This is a job for Ladybug Girl!
Lulu conquers her fear of the ocean when she remembers that Ladybug Girl can do anything, in this gorgeously illustrated companion to the popular series.

This is the fourth book in the Ladybug Girl series and this time Lulu and Bingo are off to the beach with her family. Lulu tells her brother that she loves the beach. He is a bit skeptical since she has never been to the beach before. When Lulu encounters the waves and force of the ocean, she begins to have second thoughts. After a day of trying to find ways to avoid going into the water, Lulu's favorite purple pail begins to float out to sea. Lulu's alter ego Ladybug Girl must come to the rescue.

This is a delightful story that helps children look at their fears and find a way to overcome them. David Soman's beautiful illustrations compliment the text. This is a fun summer read and will especially delight little girls.
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