Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

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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.
 
The Bug Squad – Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl – are coming to Lulu’s house for a play date and she know ...

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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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In their first official playdate, Lulu (a.k.a. Ladybug Girl) and her Bug Squad buddies demonstrate their "superpowers," which include cartwheels, running fast, and saving ants. All seems to be going well until Ladybug Girl's super enthusiasm begins to grate on the group. A gentle lesson about playing together.

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803734197
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Ladybug Girl Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 141,467
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Husband-and-wife creative team David Soman and Jacky Davis write the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl books together and all the stories are inspired by their own children and family experiences. David’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations bring readers right into Ladybug Girl’s backyard adventures with her, and you will want to stay and play all day!
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Others in the series are far better

    While the moral of the story was something I was excited about having relayed through Ladybug Girl, this was by far my least favorite in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Good

    This book is a good book for not jusy kids but also adults that like kid like adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Zero interactivity.

    This book is far too expensive to have zero interactivity. Have you seen the Dr.Suess series by ocean house media? Infinitely better and cheaper. I was mislead by the website and bought a book that I now cannot return. Cute story, but I would have bought the hard copy had I known.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Everyone needs this book!

    Fantastic book - you must get all the books in this series!

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