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The Grouchy Ladybug Paperback – August 16, 1996
From the Back Cover
It's the Grouchy Ladybug's 20th birthday. To celebrate, we are introducing a new, larger format edition with brighter, more colorful pages created from Eric Carle's original artwork using the latest reproduction technology. The Grouchy Ladybug is bigger and brigher, as irascible but irresistable as ever and will surely delight new generations of readers, as well as her devoted fans of all ages. Happy Birthday, Grouchy Ladybug!
About the Author
Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.
Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.
Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.
In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.
Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.
Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.
Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.
En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.
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1. The book is long but not too long for an older toddler. You can also skip some pages throughout the book to shorten it if needed for a younger child and this does not take away from the story.
2. The book has pages that get bigger with each animal the ladybug encounters in his travels. The bigger the pages get, the bigger the animal discussed. My kid seems to like the novelty of the tiny pages and transitioning to much bigger pages.
3. The board book quality is nice for little slobbery and not quite gentle hands. This book still looks brand new a year later.
4. There are tiny clocks in on the page corners that tie into the timeline in the story so you can discuss time with an older child reading this book.
5. Nice variety of animals in the book to discuss with your children.
Now the dislikes:
1. The moral of the story is that you should be nice and it gets you further in life. This is a pretty difficult concept to claw out of this book based on how the story unfolds and is definitely not something I think my kid takes away from the book at all, although she is quite young so an older child might pick up some of the cues better. (Note this book might be a good conversation starter for parents to discuss kindness and fighting topics with their child so maybe that's an advantage?)
2. I really dislike that every page is the ladybug requesting to fight someone. What a negative attitude to fully EMPHASIZE. I mean really, he asks that on EVERY page. I fear that this language becomes normalized repeating it so many times and therefore the morals being taught get lost amongst children.
3. Really repetitive writing and gets old reading out loud over and over.
4. I'd never give this as a gift for fear of being judged for thinking this book is appropriate.
Really I'm not even sure if 3 stars is appropriate or if it's too high. I'm pushing it to give it a moderate rating.