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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma (2014)

by Jacky Davis

Other authors: David Soman (Illustrator)

Series: Ladybug Girl (7)

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This book can be used for a reading and writing lesson. It has a lot of expression and voice. It can be taught to teach expression strategies in a reading lesson or show how to write expression or voice in writing lesson. ( )
  tlj033 | Dec 7, 2015 |
6. The “Ladybug Girl” is a book about staying true to yourself. The story unfolds a young girl who doesn’t know if she should dress up as her original costume, a ladybug, or to wear a different costume. I like this book for a few reasons. The book’s overall setting takes place during fall in which each part of the story illustrates fall leaves, Halloween costumes, bundling up, crisp autumn days, pumpkins, scarecrows, and cornstalks. The warm colors gives a cool fall touch as you read through the pages. I like how the author uses the tall dark corn stalks to portray the main character, Lulu, as the heroic symbol of the story. For instance, three quarters into the story, after not finding the perfect costume to wear, Lulu helps a lost young girl find her way to her parents through the cornstalks. Lulu had her ladybug costume on underneath which in the end of the story connected her to being her true self as a heroic character. Also, I enjoyed how the writing all through the story teaches readers something about the season fall. This chapter book is extremely educational. When Lulu had to go to the orchard with her family, the book presents an illustration of Lulu bundling up and reads, “Everyone has to bundle up to keep warm against the crisp autumn day.” In addition, the language is authentic and descriptive. There are sentences with detailed words, such as “dried leaves and hay crunch under her feet.” The language and writing ties the book together to create the event as believable and realistic. This helps with showing how the big idea of staying true to yourself is important. ( )
  kacieforest | Feb 22, 2015 |
Cute and sweet book, I'd like to have some of these in my classroom. There are other books of ladybug girl that would be nice to have a collection of for the students to get hooked on and maybe identify with (younger girls-- like the junie B.)
  ecm014 | Dec 1, 2014 |
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Ladybug Girl gets dressed up for Halloween in the newest hardcover addition to the New York Times bestselling series.
 
It is Halloween and Lulu must decide on a costume. Should she be Ladybug Girl or something new? She tries many different costumes, but nothing seems right. Maybe she'll think of the perfect costume as she enjoys the autumn day with her family by pumpkin picking and going on a hayride. But it isn't until Lulu and Bingo help a little girl who is lost that Lulu discovers who she was meant to be for Halloween–Ladybug Girl, of course! After all, she is Ladybug Girl and it is important to be true to yourself.

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