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Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Ages: 4-8
Publishers Summmary:

Lulu is so excited for the Bug Squad to come over for a playdate, and she has all kinds of things planned for them to do – right down to eating cupcakes. The cupcakes are special because each one has a candle that Lulu thinks everyone should blow out at exactly the same time.

But when things don’t go just the way Lulu planned, feelings are hurt and apologies are necessary. Sounds like a job for Ladybug Girl, who knows how to be brave and say she’s sorry, even when it isn’t easy.

Littlebug Speaks Up: “Oh! Another book with the bug girl. These are my very favorites. I think the very best best part of this one is the doggie on the front. Woof! Woof! I really do wish I could have my own doggie. One day maybe.

“This is a really fun one with the bug girl too because she gets to play with all her friends and I like my friends. They play outside, start a club and have cupcakes! Cupcakes are the best! She does get a little sad, but her friends are the best and they make up. I’m asking mom if I can have friends over too, that would be so fun! Maybe we can dress up like the Bug Squad too!”

Mom’s Two Cents:“Ladybug Girl is back and this time she has the whole Bug Squad gang along to play. They set up a club location, decide on superpowers, paint and eat cupcakes. When things don’t go according to Ladybug Girl’s plans though she takes matters into her own hands and ends up hurting her friend’s feelings. What comes next is a lesson in friendship and forgiveness that neither will forget.

“I’m absolutely in love with this series! My Littlebug loves the entire idea of having her own set of wings so much that I think I may have to break down and make her some in the very near future. David Soman’s illustrations have a lot to do with that, they’re a little more grown-up and I’d imagine they’d suit kiddos around ages three & up, but they’re gorgeous and seem to come to life with each turn of the page.

“Another aspect that’s wonderful about the series, besides the illustrations and it’s ability to reach kiddos, is it’s ability to teach children without feeling “teachy”. Hopefully that makes sense, but what I’m attempting to say is that it’s themes are written well enough that readers don’t feel as though they are having a message shoved at them. Throughout this book in the series the theme is of course friendship, but also forgiveness. Learning to say that you’re sorry isn’t always easy (even for adults), but reading about it in books such as the Ladybug Girl series can make it easier to comprehend for learning minds.

“Ladybug Girl takes off on another adventure, but this time with her friends in The Bug Squad. This is another delightful addition to a powerful series of picture books that teach children to be kind to one another, to forgive, to share, make friends, compromise and much much more. With gorgeous illustrations and a wonderful message there’s no doubt parents & children will love The Ladybug Girl series; we’ll certainly be continuing to add to our collection!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 8. Make learning about emotions and important concepts easy for young kiddos in this delightful series about Ladybug Girl.

Find Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
Indiebound
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads

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3 Responses to Book Review: Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis

  1. Sounds cutie. I think she does need some wings.

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