The Grouchy Ladybug Board Book
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The Grouchy Ladybug Board Book

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by Eric Carle
     
 

This beloved Eric Carle classic returns once again in a colorful new board book format. For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey,

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This beloved Eric Carle classic returns once again in a colorful new board book format. For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The grouchy ladybug is making her board book debut. She is an unpleasant personality who won't share, is belligerent, and doesn't know how to say please or thank you. The story begins very early in the morning with two lady bugs arriving to feast on a bunch of aphids covering a leaf. The grouchy ladybug won't share and she heads off to pick on someone bigger to fight. She travels for twenty-four hours and ends up right back where she started and somewhat more contrite. In this amusing story, there are lessons about the passage of time, relative sizes, and the importance of manners and good humor. Clocks appear in the upper corners showing the passage of time and the board book pages increase in size as do the creatures the ladybug challenges. It is all delivered in a nondidactic manner through Carle's beautiful collages. 1999 (orig.
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Two ladybugs meet on a leaf in search of some aphids for breakfast. The friendly ladybug is happy to share but the grouchy ladybug wants them all for herself. When the friendly ladybug accepts a challenge to fight for them, the grouchy ladybug backs off, stating, "Oh, you're not big enough for me to fight." She then goes off in search of something bigger to pick on. Throughout the day the grouchy ladybug approaches a series of insects and animals, each one bigger than the one before, looking for a fight. When each accepts her challenge, she backs off until she is tired, wet and hungry and decides to return to the original leaf. The grouchy ladybug is humbled and even thanks the friendly ladybug for sharing the aphids. The illustrations are bright and bold. Die-cut pages allow children to visually assess the gradual progression of tiny to large characters in the animal world.
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
In this new edition of the classic tale, a bad-tempered ladybug tries to pick a fight with increasingly bigger animals (starting with a ladybug and ending with a whale), until she has some sense knocked into her. This humbling experience transforms her into a happier bug with better manners and a kinder disposition. Other concepts introduced in this story include size, color, time, elements of the food cycle, and social behavior.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
A perennial favorite from a master of children's books, The Grouchy Ladybug has recently been reissued. Eric Carle's story is great for the toddler years; it is the perfect time to introduce his work. His bright collages, simple words, and understanding of young emotional development are winning combinations. Come meet the Grouchy Ladybug who will introduce animals, time, and moods to an eager and receptive audience. 1995, HarperCollins, Ages 1 to 3, $14.50, $11.86, $7.95, and $6.95. Reviewer: Susie Wilde

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694013203
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
44
Sales rank:
62,393
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

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