My oldest daughter just began 1st grade last week. Over the Summer, I really saw her reading skills improve to the point where I can’t keep enough books in the house to satisfy her appetite for reading. I am constantly on the look-out for books that will challenge her, but she can successfully complete to boost her confidence.
I heard about the story line of Ladybug Girl, a children’s book by David Soman and Jackie Davis which made the New York Times Bestseller list, and thought it would be great for my daughter. This series stars Lulu aka Ladybug Girl, a little girl who seeks adventure while dressed up in her beloved ladybug costume.
We received two of books in the series, “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” and “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” for review. As I predicted, my daughter grabbed the books and raced to her bed to read all about the adventures. My youngest daughter was entranced by the pictures while Big Sis read to her. We really enjoyed them both but “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” was our favorite. From the press release:
“Lulu loves the beach. Well, she’s never been there before, but she knows she will love it. And then she sees the ocean and it is big and loud and rough. That’s okay – Lulu wanted to build sand castles and fly her kite with Bingo anyway. But while they are building their sand castle, the sneaky ocean comes in and tries to steal Lulu’s favorite pail. This is a job for Ladybug Girl!”
In the end, Lulu was able to conquer her fear of the ocean! My girls both loved the storyline, the pictures and of course, Bingo the dog! I would highly recommend this book series for your early reader.
One reader will win both “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” and “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” hardcover books (ARV $34)!
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