Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

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by David Soman, Jacky Davis
     
 

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The Bug Squad is back in a story about playing together, problem solving, and saying you’re sorry in this hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.
 
This book was a Jumpstart Read for the Record Book.
 
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Overview

The Bug Squad is back in a story about playing together, problem solving, and saying you’re sorry in this hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.
 
This book was a Jumpstart Read for the Record Book.
 
The Bug Squad – Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl – are coming to Lulu’s house for a play date and she know exactly what they are going to do all day. They use their big imaginations to create their own fun games right in Lulu’s backyard. But when some things don’t go just the way Lulu planned, Dragonfly Girl’s feelings get hurt. This is a job for Ladybug Girl! When Lulu is Ladybug Girl, she knows that even if it isn’t easy, it is important to apologize.
 
For fans of Fancy Nancy and Betty Bunny, the Ladybug Girl series honors individuality, friendship, and a love of nature!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
It's the "first official Bug Squad playdate," and Lulu wants everything to go as planned. At the appointed Bug Squad base, the squad members (with basset hound Bingo in tow) demonstrate their powers: Dragonfly Girl can breathe fire (twirling a boa), Bumblebee Boy is as "fast as lightning," Butterfly Girl has smarts, and Ladybug Girl can fly, is super-strong, saves ants, and does cartwheels. But there's tension in the group when Ladybug Girl's exuberance comes across as bossiness. Soman and Davis sensitively convey the joys of creative play and the delicacies of children's social dynamics. Ages 3–5. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl, has a play date with her friends who arrive costumed as their own alter egos. Ladybug Girl, Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl have an idyllic mini-adventure in Lulu's yard, and everything is going just the way she imagined it would...until it doesn't. The friends don't paint rocks the way she had planned, and then there are hurt feelings over a candle blown out before a wish is made. Piaget might take issue with Lulu's almost immediate insight into the problem she herself has caused, but young readers will ignore the omniscient narrator and just be glad for the resolution—a relit candle blown out (in a conciliatory gesture) by Ladybug and Butterfly. Soman and Davis's simple story speaks directly to that time in childhood when imagination and reality are aligned. Ladybug Girl is given free rein to explore and create, inspiring young readers to emulate her or identify with her. The adorable suburban superheroes in makeshift costumes wander with Bingo, an expressive beagle, through well-tended lawns and woods in a gentle story that many children will enjoy.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803734197
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Ladybug Girl Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
229,084
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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