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

Lulu loves the beach. Well, she’s never been there before, but she knows she will love it. And then she sees the ocean and it is big and loud and rough. That’s okay—Lulu wanted to build sand castles and fly her kite with Bingo anyway. But while they are building their sand castle, the sneaky ocean comes in and tries to steal Lulu’s favorite pail. This is a job for Ladybug Girl!

Lulu conquers her fear of the ocean when she remembers that Ladybug Girl can do anything, in this gorgeously illustrated companion to the popular series.

Littlebug Speaks Up: “Oh! Did you know we live next to the beach? It’s so pretty! I love the water and I really like going to the playground next to the beach. So fun!

“I think if I was the Ladybug Girl I’d be afraid of the water too. It’s really big! Big big water! And I love building sand castles so that would be so fun, more fun than the big big water. Maybe if my mom helped me in the water I might like to play in it like Ladybug Girl did. My favorite is the picture in the front of the book with her reading a book, I like reading too! And maybe one day I’ll have a dog too.

“This is one of the best books! I hope I can get some wings like Ladybug Girl and fly into the water with my mom.”

Mom’s Two Cents: “It’s Ladybug Girl’s first time to the beach with her trusty sidekick Bingo. They’re ready for adventure and most of all swimming in the ocean waves. But once she sees the ocean for the first time with it’s roaring power the fearless Ladybug Girl suddenly becomes interested in many things other than swimming. Distracting herself with sand castles, ice cream, kite flying and more she’s able to put off her fears. It’s only when Ladybug Girl is called into action that she overcomes her fears and discovers just how much fun the beach really is.

“We absolutely loved Ladybug Girl at the Beach! It may be because the main character shares an affinity for bugs like we do, but I know my Littlebug thoroughly enjoyed seeing where she’d go next. From the very beginning it was a hit not only because of the bug aspect, but also because of the beach. As Littlebug mentioned we do live near the beach and she was (even at her very young age) able to relate to Ladybug Girl quite a bit. It’s one thing to say you’re going to do something and another to follow through, especially when that obstacle happens to be a huge wave of water and you’re a very small girl. It was a wonderful message and one I hope to continue to share with both kiddos as they get older.

Ladybug Girl at the Beach is a story about letting go of your fears and letting nothing get in the way of your potential. It’s the perfect message for young readers who may be attempting to conquer something that seems just a bit bigger than they are. In addition to the theme of the book, the illustrations are also quite lovely and even our Littlebug is now dying for her own pair of wings like Ladybug Girl. This is definitely a series of books we’ll continue to add to and share in our home for years to come.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 8. A story for young readers that will have them more determined to conquer their own fears as they come their way.

Make sure to enter our giveaway for your chance to win a set of two Ladybug Girl books!

Find Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
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4 Responses to Book Review: Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis

  1. Oh sounds precious! And I love the cover.

  2. I think I entered this contest? Is there a way of checking?

  3. Wanda Branson says:

    My daughter, loved the relationship between, Lulu and Bingo.

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