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The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Grouchy Ladybug (original 1977; edition 1996)

by Eric Carle

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Title:The Grouchy Ladybug
Authors:Eric Carle
Info:HarperCollins (1996), Paperback, 48 pages
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Tags:children's books, math/time

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The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (1977)

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I enjoyed this cute, creative children's story. The most creative piece about the story is the amazing illustrations. All the illustrations are made with a variety of colors and patterns that attract the readers attention. The pictures are also very big and cover most of the page which help the reader understand the story easier, For example, every color in the picture has different variations of that color to create a specific texture to attract the readers.
Along with the different, creative illustrations, I also enjoyed the different format the book holds. For example, as the ladybug goes off to find bigger animals to fight, the author takes the ladybug through a journey using pages that are cut short that grow bigger as the animals get bigger.The different size pages are different than other children's books that make the story come across in a different way than other stories. Just one different detail in a book can attract more readers.
The big idea in this story is that you may not get what you want without good manners and proper social behavior. The grouchy ladybug goes off and goes to find bigger animals to fight to then find someone who defeats him. The grouchy ladybug then becomes a well behaved bug. ( )
  Toconn2 | Mar 19, 2015 |
Eric Carle is a very favorite children's author of mine... I love the variegated colors he uses in each illustration! ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
A good story to tell kids who are being grouchy. The grouchy ladybug does not get what he wanted at all and is very disappointed in the end. One kind ladybug does help him though. a good lesson for students. First grade and up.
  bzittlosen | Dec 17, 2014 |
One of my favorite books of Eric Carle, especially in a larger format. The Grouchy Ladybug tells the tale of a grouchy and rude ladybug that has an inflated self-importance. Two things of note: This book excellently notes the passage of time with a clock in the corner of the book, and the artwork really shows the relative size of the organisms in this book, especially if you have the large format version of this book. ( )
  jmitra1 | Dec 4, 2014 |
This beloved Eric Carle classic returns once again in a colorful new board book format. This is the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.This is a great book to keep in the classroom because it provides life applications as well as color illustrations and informational text. This is another great resource to use for book projects or science lessons. The illustrations are vivid and eye catching. ( )
  eoertl1 | Dec 3, 2014 |
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Aphids are very small insects. They suck the juice from leaves, and then the leaves die. Ladybugs eat aphids. That's good for trees, shrubs, and other plants that have leaves. To the ladybugs I have dedicated this book. Three cheers for them!
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Der kleine Käfer Immerfrech ist ein ziemliches Großmaul, denn er fordert alle Tiere, denen er begegnet, zum Kampf heraus - bis ein riesiger Wal ihm eine Lektion erteilt, die er nicht so schnell vergessen wird. Ein lustiges und durchaus lehrreiches Bilderbuch, mit dem jedes Kind auch ganz leicht die Uhrzeit lesen lernt.
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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!

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A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014138350X, 0141332034

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