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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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The Grouchy Ladybug is a fun interactive book about a grouchy ladybug and the adventures he goes through to find a "bigger" person to fight. The grouchy ladybug didn't want to share a leaf with aphids on it with the friendly ladybug and told the ladybug to fight for it. The friendly ladybug looked him in the eye, and the grouchy ladybug said- "Oh, you're not big enough for me to fight". Then the grouchy ladybug adventured off to find someone bigger to fight. Each time the ladybug came across someone else, the animals got bigger and bigger, and the pages got bigger as well.Soon the grouchy ladybug came across a whale's tale that slapped him across the sea and land. At this point,the ladybug realized that being grouchy is no good, and he decides to share with the friendly ladybug. This book teaches an important lesson- fighting will only do you harm. Young readers will enjoy this story and enjoy each new page that this book has to offer. ( )
  asialandry | Oct 12, 2016 |
I have mixed feelings about the grouchy ladybug. One of he things I did like about the book is the illustration and the page layout. However the plot and tempo of the book seemed to drag along. While I was reading I noticed that each new bug or animal that was introduced matched the size of the page it was on. The smaller bugs like the hornet was on a very small page while the big whale was stretched across 3 pages. I though this was a great way to break the mold of a normal book. While I was reading the book I noticed there was a lot of unneeded repetition. Every page after page 3 was the same thing over and over again, the ladybug asking if they want to fight and then saying that the animal isn’t big enough for him to waste his time fighting. It seems like this repetition really drags the book out and makes the reading slightly boring. The big idea of this book is to be kind and understand who you are. It also teaches about identity and understanding who you are. ( )
  CameronMoltz | Sep 20, 2016 |
The story was set by the parameters of time. ( )
  JeniferCWolff | Sep 12, 2016 |
" The Grouchy Lady Bug" the is book is great, the book has definitions of some of the insects that a student may not know. This book is a flip book so it allows interaction with the book. The story also goes in a full circle from sunrise and sunset, this allows for a great ending. This story has been around for a while and it is honestly a great book with good illustrations and repetition. Highly recommend this story. ( )
  sarahperez | Sep 8, 2016 |
The Grouchy Ladybug is a very sweet book that is easy to follow. When paired with an informational text about the history of ladybugs it can make it fun to learn about. This book introduces a ladybug who is a little mean and wants to fight things that are bigger than him. Kids will be able to learn about animals, time, and attitudes in a fun way. ( )
  celinebrazeal | Sep 1, 2016 |
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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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014138350X, 0141332034

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