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Lydia: The Story of How the Ladybug Earned her Wings Paperback – April 18, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (April 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419662317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419662317
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,686,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I highly recommend this book to children of all ages.
Stan Foster
Lydia the Ladybook uses colorful and playful illustrations and a charming story to introduce the concept of self-esteem to young children.
Howard Jacobson, PhD
The theme of this story, at least as I see it, is the power of optimism.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a delightful and benevolent story! The combination of humorous rhymes and charming illustrations had me smiling from beginning to end. The theme of this story, at least as I see it, is the power of optimism. The message is that an affirmative response to life can help lift us to the height where dreams are beckoning. Reading this book is a happy experience and I recommend it to everyone who wants to help young children build self-esteem.

Nathaniel Branden
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Howard Jacobson, PhD on August 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I see it every day in my life and in my business: the folks who are most successful, who make the biggest difference in the world, are those who feel good about themselves.

It's not like they run around bragging, or flexing their muscles. It's just an ease with which they operate, a "comfort in their own skin" that shows in everything they do.

It's self-esteem.

Without it, or enough of it, we walk around hauling giant question marks on our backs: do I deserve this? do I have the right to do this? what if people don't like this? etc. etc.

With it, we instinctually and simply DO. We help out without self-doubt. We shine without self-consciousness. We live big because that's our nature, just as it's the lion's nature to roar and the sun's nature to shine.

Lydia the Ladybook uses colorful and playful illustrations and a charming story to introduce the concept of self-esteem to young children. Through fable, metaphor, a bit of history (don't be surprised when your kid starts asking you more about Merlin and King Arthur!), and rhyme, the author tackles the one thing that can make a difference between a so-so life and one that is full of passion, achievement, contribution and happiness.

Go Marie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stan Foster on December 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
The story of Lydia the Ladybug's journey through life, knowing in the face of all odds, that she was "special" and was somehow destine to become a Queen, was a wonderful lesson in life lessons!

The lyrical words along with the beautiful art work made for a deligtful reading experience.

The values that Lydia teaches are some of the most important in life. To believe in yourself and the ability to find the courage to seek your life's highest goals, when others doubt you, is a message every child should hear over and over again!

I highly recommend this book to children of all ages.

I purchased five books and intend to give them as special Christmas Gifts for my neices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brad Fallon on January 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
A wonderful story with a great message for children. Lydia, a little ladybug, goes in search of someone who can perform magic to make her more "appealing" in others' eyes, but in the end discovers that the true magic lies within herself to create her own happiness and make her dreams come true.

This charming little heroine also teaches children the value of believing in one self, (even if others doubt you) and in living life with a positive mental attitude.

I also liked the sense of connection that is weaved throughout the story in Lydia realizing the importance of other living beings that she comes into contact with, and showing concern for the world around us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ken Glickman on November 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
Lydia, a precious little Ladybug, is the center of a charming story that captured my imagination and took me back to memories of the joy of childhood books. It is the story of a seeming underdog, who, through spunk and determination (and the help of a wise spider), lifts up both herself and others. I was amused, entertained and touched by the story and the poetry of its words.

-Ken Glickman
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