Ladybugs

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Most kids are familiar with the bright red, spotted ladybugs. But different kinds of ladybugs are all different colors, such as orange, yellow, or black. In her clear and kid-friendly style, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young scientists to these beautiful beetles: their life cycles, what they eat, how they protect themselves, and lots more.

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Overview

Most kids are familiar with the bright red, spotted ladybugs. But different kinds of ladybugs are all different colors, such as orange, yellow, or black. In her clear and kid-friendly style, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young scientists to these beautiful beetles: their life cycles, what they eat, how they protect themselves, and lots more.

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Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
Ladybugs come in many different shapes and sizes. Some ladybugs have no dots or patterns. Ladybugs, also known as ladybird beetles, have the ability to swim, and they can fly up to 15 miles an hour. These interesting insects are an integral part of conserving farms because they eat aphids, which are destructive to plants. It may not be commonly known that ladybugs have both an inner and an outer pair of wings. This lovely children's picture book offers a reader wonderfully illustrated pages describing the stages of a ladybug's growth. The book also illustrates how ladybugs defend themselves and how they help farmers. Geared for a young reader, the text in this nonfiction book is large and simple. This is one of more than 50 books written by Gail Gibbons. At the end of the book, there is a page of interesting facts about ladybugs and references on how to find out more about these beetles. In an elementary school setting, this book will be a nice addition to a science classroom or a library. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—This well-conceived introduction is one of Gibbons's most attractive and informative presentations to date. Her colorful, realistically painted watercolors, enhanced with black ink outline and detail and some crayon highlighting, fill every page with larger-than-life images, and they are as much a source of information as the fact-filled text. Half of the illustrations include one or more brief notes and/or labels in addition to the oversize text. Gibbons identifies the small beetle's body parts; shows some species of ladybugs from around the world; details the four stages of its life cycle; and discusses its usefulness to farmers and how it protects itself from predators and cold weather. Appended are some additional facts (e.g., "Ladybugs can swim") and the National Geographic websites for the U.S. and Canada. The book contains more report-worthy information for this age group than most other in-print titles. This simply written, clearly organized, thoroughly researched and exceptionally illustrated volume should be a first purchase for most libraries.—Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823423682
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 255,332
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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