Can you locate Ladybug? A charming, playful seek-and-find adventure from beloved author Mem Fox. Includes audio!
Yoo-hoo, Ladybug! Where are you? There you are… afloat in the bath, with Duck and Giraffe!
Ladybug loves to hide. Come along on a treasure hunt to find this sneaky little bug, wherever she may be! Children will delight in this picture book game of hide-and-seek and will eagerly read along, pointing out Ladybug’s newest and cleverest hiding spot time and again. This ebook edition includes audio.
A ladybug that likes to hide drives the action in this cheery, rhyming romp. "Yoo-hoo, Ladybug! Where are you?" This lilting refrain beckons children to hunt for the little beetle amid teeming, digitally rendered household toyscapes. With each page turn, the answering "There you are…" appears opposite a scene strewn with brightly colored objects. Turn again, and the page reveals both a verse answer ("tucked in a box with Rabbit and Fox!") and a visual one, with the grinning ladybug now peeking out from within an enlarged, circular detail from the previous illustration. Ljungkvist includes enough animals, toys and recurring details--blocks that spell out the word "ladybug," a Russian matryoshka doll, a red Swedish Dala horse and many more--to invite plenty of scrutiny. The alternating triple pattern of text on color field, the "clue" picture and the neatly rhymed "answer" page combine for a well-ordered experience that will both entertain and instruct young children. Ljungkvist's pictures pay homage to Barbara Cooney's Chanticleer and the Fox, Leo Lionni's windup mouse and Pat Hutchins' Rosie. Fox's playful rhymes steer young preschoolers along on this very satisfying excursion. (Picture book. 2-5)
Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Baby Bedtime; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at MemFox.net. Laura Ljungkvist has written and illustrated several picture books, including Pepi Sings a New Song and Follow the Line, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Laura’s dynamic artwork has been featured in The New Yorker as well as in merchandising and advertising campaigns for Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, IKEA, and MoMA. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.