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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kids will learn about fun playtime in the snow.
Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow encourages curiosity about nature, independent play, imaginative play, a sense of adventure, taking in your surroundings, and determination.
Positive Role Models
Ladybug Girl's parents are warm, loving, and engaged. Her siblings are appropriately playful and antagonistic.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow continues the popular Ladybug Girl picture book series with a fun day playing in the snow. Here, Ladybug Girl ventures into the fresh fallen snow and navigates the frustrations and fun of the terrain, making this a thoughtful exploration of independent play for the preschool set.
Is It Any Good?
The Ladybug Girl series is a cut above. Although it puts a modern heroine in a costume that marries a ladybug with a ballerina, it has a timeless feel as it navigates the boredom and pleasure of preschool playtime. In LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW, Lulu confronts the winter landscape, and, using the same determination and pluck she has camping or at the beach, she nurtures an interest in nature, passes the time, gets creative, and lets her mind imagine all sorts of fun adventures.
Kids who love winter snow play and snowman building will relish this seasonal adventure, and parents can continue to nurture wonderment at nature, the value of independent play, and the importance of unstructured time in developing creativity.
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