From School Library Journal
PreS-In this seek-and-find picture book, a cheerful ladybug hides in a series of places familiar to young children: a bathtub full of toys, a playroom, a cluttered staircase. Energetic rhyming verses introduce each scene and invite preschoolers to find the beetle. The following page shows a close-up of where it is hiding. The book makes excellent use of white backgrounds to direct attention and provide breathing space. Ljungkvist's digital illustrations are colorful and interesting, but not too busy. They promote comfort and confidence by repeating objects, such as a robot and blocks that spell out "ladybug" in different configurations.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MDα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Ladybug loves to hide, begins this brightly illustrated picture book. Luckily for young hide-and-seek fans, she hides in plain sight, but she isn’t always easy to find in a picture that’s chock-full of toys and household objects. Busy with varied colors, shapes, patterns, and styles, the digital collage pictures challenge the eye to make sense of the scenes. Very young children may have trouble spotting Ladybug on their first time through the book, but they’ll soon want to show off their expertise. The book’s design intersperses crowded seek-and-find pages with plain white or solid-colored pages carrying a few words of simple text. Acutely aware of how preschoolers respond to language, Fox leads them through the game with a brief, pleasing text. Each challenge begins with the same lilting question (Yoo-hoo, Ladybug! Where are you?) and ends with a short rhyme revealing the answer, such as stuck on the stairs / with a couple of bears! Playful! Preschool-Kindergarten. --Carolyn Phelan