Thursday, March 15, 2018

LADYBUG GIRL and the RESCUE DOGS by Jacky Davis and David Soman / Book Review #LadybugGirl

By: Jacky Davis
Illustrated by: David Soman
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
To Be Released on: March 20th, 2018
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Penguin | Amazon | B&N
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Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 

Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.

Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to her local farmers’ market. She wants to take all of them home–but she already has Bingo, and Mama says one dog is enough for their family. That doesn’t mean Lulu can’t help, though. It’s time for Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad–her friends Grasshopper Girl and Bumblebee Boy–to step in! The Bug Squad can do all kinds of little but important things, like brush the dogs, play with them, and bring them water and food. And then Lulu comes up with the perfect plan to help the dogs find their forever homes. Her idea is such a success that the Bug Squad knows they’ll be back again next week. Together, they can help every dog get adopted.

This beloved series is celebrated for its gentle, authentic, and imaginative exploration of kid-emotions and truths. 
Another fantastic addition to the Ladybug Girl series. Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs has a wonderful message about how one person's actions, no matter how young they are, can make a difference. Even if the good deed they're doing seems small, their actions can have a ripple effect. Like Ladybug Girl's did when she realized she couldn't adopt all the rescue dogs she saw with her mom at the Farmer's Market in need of new homes. So she decided to take action and do something for them. 

Not only did we love this story, and seeing all that Ladybug Girl did to help the rescue dog volunteers out, we enjoyed the message that everyone can make a difference. Even if you're just helping get water and playing with rescue dogs, like Ladybug Girl did. Her actions of volunteering and helping out, got her friends involved too. They even helped one dog find it's forever home. Ladybug Girl and her Bug Squad helped save the day! 

This is definitely another cute story to add to your Ladybug Girl picture book collection. If you've not yet checked out the other books in the series, we highly recommend that you do. Each story is written in an engaging way, and with a younger reader audience in mind. With cute illustrations, great stories, and imaginative, and easily identifiable characters, have made these stories ones readers have continued to love for over ten years. 

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