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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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The Grouchy Ladybug is all about learning to share and the consequences of not. When the ladybug makes the decision to not share dinner with his fellow ladybug, his attitude becomes aggressive. He flies all over trying to find someone to fight, but always has an excuse as to why he must find someone different. It isn't until the end when he is put in his place that he returns home willing to share his dinner. This book would be very applicable and relatable to students in early elementary and preschool. ( )
  thd53 | Apr 12, 2016 |
The grouchy lady bug is a great book for kindergarten. The two main characters are well developed and are two lady bugs. The characters go on a sort of adventure because one lady bug is grouchy about having to share its dinner. The way the book is set up is great for children because the pages go from small to big and as the pages go up in size, the size of the different animals do also. The illustrations go great with the writing because each animal is depicted as very colorful and bright. The message in this book is a great one because it shows students that it is better to share things rather than fighting over things. ( )
  mhernd3 | Mar 31, 2016 |
In my opinion the Grouchy Ladybug is a great book for a few reasons. The first reason is I liked the predictable language pattern. The writing has an expected entry for each hour of time. It is “Hey you” said the grouchy ladybug “Want to fight?” This is especially engaging for young readers who are just emerging. I also liked this book because of the illustrations. Carle’s use of collage, texture, and sizes to emphasizes the conflict throughout the story. For example when the ladybug is trying to fight the whale the illustrator made his body last almost 6 pages long. This is to emphasize the size difference between the main character, the ladybug, and the whale he was trying to fight. Another reason I like the story is because of the descriptive writing. For example, the author describes the gorilla beating on his chest. The main idea of the story is that you get more flies with honey than you will with vinegar. This means be kind to everyone you meet. ( )
  Rvealey | Mar 30, 2016 |
This book is so adorable in many ways. Even though the ladybug is grouchy and thinks that she is better then everyone they put it all in a cute way. I really like that they repeat parts of the story over and over again. For instance, "Hey you wanna fight?" I just think that having repetition in books is great for little kids to see and understand will help them greatly in the future. Another thing that i like is that when she is up against the whale and does not know it they are on little flip pages so its not full pages you are turning but quarter ones. The moral of this story is to have manners and make sure you are using them. ( )
  escalc1 | Mar 9, 2016 |
“The Grouchy Ladybug” is another great book by Eric Carl. Again I love his illustrations but this book also has another fun feature and each page is a different size or shaped like a different animal. I like that towards the end of this book; the grouchy ladybug gets a “SPLAT” by a large blue whales tale. This book is also a good resource to teach children the important of manners, especially ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. The tiny lady bug has an ego that is far too large for its little body and it gives off a message that no one is better than anyone else and each person (or in this case animal) carries an important purpose. ( )
  aseipp1 | Mar 7, 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064434508, Paperback)

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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