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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kids will learn about camping, exploring the woods, and identifying landmarks and bugs.
Ladybug Girl and Bingo imparts positive messages about outdoor play, curiosity, exploring the wild, and being resourceful when camping.
Positive Role Models
Parents are present and engaged, and they foster imaginative play. Siblings are kind and helpful.
Violence & Scariness
There's brief but real peril when Lulu (Ladybug Girl) becomes separated from her dog, Bingo, and her parents, and realizes she's lost. But she quickly finds her way back to camp, where she discovers she was never out of their sight in the first place.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ladybug Girl and Bingo, another episode in the popular Ladybug Girl series, includes a brief moment of peril when Lulu (Ladybug) is separated from her dog, and then her parents. She quickly reunites with both, but younger children may be unsettled by this momentary fright. Elsewhere, the book is a lovely exploration of childhood play and imagination, set in the magic of the outdoors.
Is It Any Good?
The Ladybug Girl series is a storytime treat for imaginative kids. In Ladybug Girl and Bingo, the language and images combine for a particularly compelling tale that evokes the wonderment of nature through the eyes of a child, where everything is bigger, more mysterious, and more frightening.
Kids who love this series will appreciate that Ladybug Girl and Bingo offers more suspense than some of the other books. For parents, this love letter to outdoor play can also be used as a great opportunity to reinforce messages of smart play and keeping your wits when you're in a tight spot.
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