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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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Rating:*****
Tags:children's books, math/time

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The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (1977)

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This story is about a ladybug who does not like to share with anyone. He was not nice to anyone until he was very hungry and a nice ladybug gave him some food. This made him see that not everyone is mean. This is a great book because it shows children how to share and be kind to others. ( )
  ccampeaux | Apr 22, 2015 |
This a book that shows a great example of bullying. The grouchy ladybug is in a bad mood and chooses to express his anger towards others, but they do not engage. In the end, he get slapped back where he started and end up sharing food with another bug who was always so nice to him.
  ayala.yannet | Apr 20, 2015 |
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 |
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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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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014138350X, 0141332034

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