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Ladybug Girl

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.

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Ladybug Girl may seem quaint compared with superhero adventures and princesses in their magical castles, but it's a terrific book about making your own fun by using nothing but your own imagination. David Soman's dreamy watercolor and ink illustrations and Jacky Davis' evocative language bring to life a nostalgic, aimless morning with a spunky girl and her dog.

For kids who have trouble occupying themselves, consider it a roadmap. For those who have no trouble dreaming up fun with nothing more than a cardboard box, it will reinforce the bounty of thinking outside of it. And parents will appreciate a book that reminds them of their own childhoods, when spending free time in the yard was just part of what it meant to be a kid.

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