Festively dressed in red-and-black polka-dot wings, a red tutu, and antennas, Lulu is “Ladybug Girl,” and she’s ready for fun. Her parents, though, are busy, and her brother says that she’s too little to play with him and his friends. Venturing outside, accompanied by basset hound Bingo, Lulu makes up her own games—lifting rocks to help ants, making a fort—and discovers that she “feels as big as the whole outdoors.” This picture book will resonate with little ones, who, like Lulu, know the rewards of letting the imagination loose and finding new perspectives. The well-paced text effectively captures Lulu’s emotions and young voice, as do the colorful, detailed watercolor-ink illustrations that show Lulu's shifts from sighing disappointment to spunky exuberance. Witty touches, including expressive Bingo, add to the book’s appeal. An entertaining, positive story that shows how everyday activities can inspire creativity, fun, and self-confidence. Preschool-Grade 2. --Shelle Rosenfeld
About the Author
Husband-and-wife creative team David Soman and Jacky Davis write the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl books together and all the stories are inspired by their own children and family experiences. David’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations bring readers right into Ladybug Girl’s backyard adventures with her, and you will want to stay and play all day!