The Gift of the Ladybug

The Gift of the Ladybug

by Carole M Amber


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#1 Amazon Mover & Shaker, THE GIFT OF THE LADYBUG is a magical story of love and acceptance through the eyes of two horses who learn their son is actually a ladybug. Inspired by the wisdom of the author's late son, this books teaches that you are perfect exactly as you are. All profits go to helping terminally ill children and their families. "The most amazing children's book I have ever read"-Anita Birk, Founder of Mommies of Miracles. Follow the author on Instagram at @Carole.Mac.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615580944
Publisher: Ladybug Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 825,637
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

After turning the death of her 14-month-old son into the #1 Amazon Mover & Shaker THE GIFT OF THE LADYBUG, Carole Amber is on a mission to celebrate children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Carole is a sought-after speaker, and has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN. She has donated over 10,000 books and raised over $25,00 to help children with life threatening illness. To read the story behind her story, visit Carole is also an Editorial Director & Executive Producer/Video Host in New York City.

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The Gift of the Ladybug 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
The horse couple wanted to have a baby colt and a year later a baby arrived. They didn’t notice that the baby was a bit smaller than other colts or that it looked a little (okay a lot) different than other colts because they loved him so much. They were surprised to learn from the pediatrician that their little colt was no colt at all, but that he was a labybug. They were also very upset to learn that ladybugs only live for a short time compared to how long horses live. The story goes on to show that the ladybug loved being a ladybug and the horses came to accept that the ladybug needs to live the life he was meant for. Why I liked this book- This is a very sweet book, based on the true, sad, story of the author’s son, who died at 14 months of Leigh Syndrome. The story has a bit of humor (two horses have a ladybug for a kid, and they don’t realize it until a doctor tells them) and that makes it pretty good for younger kids. I like the illustrations. They are very cute and well done. I think this book is a good book for adults and kids who have to deal with the loss of a child. Even though the book deals with a very hard subject, it has a positive vibe to it. A portion of the sales of this book goes to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF). *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite The Gift of the Ladybug, by Carole M. Amber is a touching tale about love and parenthood. In a small village there lived two horses that were in love and longed to have a child. One day they were blessed with a baby boy. They were so overwhelmed by love for their child that at first they did not notice how different he was from them. Soon, however, they discover that their child is not a horse, but is actually a ladybug. With this discovery comes the realization that their life with their son will never be what they expected. But, with love and understanding, their lives are soon filled with surprising joy even in the face of adversity. There are some children’s stories that are fun and entertaining. Then there are some that linger with a reader long after the tale is complete, teaching a lesson needed to be learned and not soon forgotten. Then there are those rare stories that do all of the above. The Gift of the Ladybug, by Carole M. Amber, is one of these stories. I had tears in my eyes as I completed this wonderful story and pondered on its beautiful message of love. This tale is a splendid tool to teach children about unconditional love, the celebration of differences, and living life to the fullest. And, at the same time, it will teach parents to cherish the child they have been given and the time they have with them. This is a book that should be on every library’s shelves, and I hope to read more from Carole M. Amber.