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Are You a Ladybug?

By Sally Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Humorous explanation of ladybug's life cycle.

Book Judy Allen Animals 2000
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Young listeners will be engaged in the story as they imagine themselves hatching from an egg, eating aphids, pupating to adulthood, and flying. The larval and pupal stages are clearly described, although neither is named in the text. Parents interested in factual information for young children will find this book attractive and appealing, with text appropriate for the age group.

Text is concise and spread across the pages, augmented with clear, attractive watercolor illustrations. The art is laid over a white background and gives a fascinating bug's-eye view of the world. The artist is slightly less successful with the illustration of the young girl, whose head appears faded next to her bright red shirt and dark slacks.

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