A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows what a natural history museum looks like. Names and some facts about dinosaurs, animals, insects, gems, sea creatures, and more.
There's a lot to see at a museum. You won't be able to see everything in one day. As Lulu's grandpa says, "If you take your time and are still for a moment, you'll learn more." He also says, "You learn new things your entire life."
Positive Role Models
Grandpa is a warm and gentle guide who exposes Lulu to new things and encourages her to slow down to learn more. Lulu is enthusiastic, happy to see new things, and anxious to learn about the natural world, animals, dinosaurs, gems, and sea creatures.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa is another installment in the Ladybug Girl picture book series by the husband-wife team of David Soman and Jacky Davis. Here Lulu (aka Ladybug Girl) and her grandpa take a trip to the natural history museum. She's hungry to learn "everything" as she dashes from room to room, but Grandpa gives her the valuable advice that that she'll be able to learn more if she slows down and is still for a moment. This would be a great book to read before a museum visit, to stimulate an interest in the sciences, or simply for a warm story about an adventure shared between grandparent and grandchild.
Is It Any Good?
This charming adventure captures how a kid can enthusiastically zip through a natural history museum and learn to slow down to grasp more. It also portrays a sweet, warm relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa rings true on every level and also packs in a bit of information about the natural world. It's perfect for a pre-museum visit or class field trip and a great example of the joy of learning. It also fits in well with STEM goals and could inspire kids to take an interest in the sciences.
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