Are You a Ladybug?

Are You a Ladybug?


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Beginning with its title question, "Are you a ladybug?", this accessible book is perfect for reading aloud and tells young readers how they would experience life if they were a ladybug.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753456033
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 05/16/2003
Series: Backyard Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 31
Sales rank: 363,811
Product dimensions: 7.77(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Author Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal. Tudor Humphries' recent titles include Hiding and A Floating World. Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

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Are You a Ladybug? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ElemEdMajor-MomOf2 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this book. Mother of 2 under 7. I read this to my daughter's 1st grade classroom. They loved it! Very educational and engaging to the reader/listener. A wonderful gift for Preschool-2nd grade teacher or student. It was also on the reading list for my Children's Literature class in college!
wturnbull06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good example of an informational book because it gives a good description of how a ladybug develops at a children level of understanding. Media: Paint
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute, easy to understand and very short guide to information about ladybugs for young children. Each two page spread is wonderfully illustrated (watercolor and pencil, a mellow, natural look) with a few short sentences about the lifecycle of the ladybug from the "mom" laying eggs, through the several metamorphosis that the young larvae go through...acknowledging that young ladybugs look nothing like adults, which is excellent because this entire process can be difficult to explain to young children without them seeing it...and in Are You a Ladybug, it's all drawn out nicely and it's very easy to understand! Are you a Ladybug presents the physical characteristics and behavior of ladybugs as ell as their diet, habitat and also discusses how animals and birds don't eat them because they taste reason is given and it's never discussed if they have any natural predators, we were left to find out this information on our own, so that was slightly disappointing. What's so appealing about Are You a Ladybug is that because of the way it's written, young readers (or listeners, if you use these as read-alouds) are put front and center, they are put in the position of imagining what is going on from hatching and eating their egg, to molting, eating lots and lots of aphids, and then growing their hard shell. This book really engages young minds in a way that is both accurate (scientifically presented) and fun (pretend play/imaginative), with just the right amount of humor to keep it from getting bogged down in facts. I give it four stars, it would have gotten five, but there is no glossary and the author does not define what an aphid is...though this did provide us with an opportunity to go to their picture dictionary and allow them to look it up and discuss it as an additional activity! Great for ages 4-8, with 4-6 probably being the ideal age range, what a fun way to "gear up" for spring, when animals and insects of all kinds will be coming out in force. With this book, we've given our kids a head start on what to look for this spring and they are looking forward to it.
mayalanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series is a great introduction to nonfiction for 2 year olds. It contextualizes the information by describing the world from the ladybugs point of view. The pictures are clear, and the text is engaging.