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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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The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (1977)



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The Grouchy Ladybug is a book I read as a child and loved as I did many of Eric Carle's books. The story is one about a ladybug who is very selfish and does not like to share with the other ladybugs. The ladybug wants to fight all the bugs and gains the concept of size. As the animals become bigger and bigger than him he still thinks he can take on these huge animals. The story is a great message and the kind ladybug shares with the grouchy ladybug regardless of his previous behavior. This will make children think about sharing and friendship. The story also reveals messages about being a grump and its lack of benefits
  Kristinewaind | Jun 6, 2015 |
This is another book that I always read to my babies at work. It is about a lady bug who picks fights with different animals, each time a larger animal, until he gets slapped back to where he started by a giant blue whale. This makes him realize he should have been nice from the beginning and he decides to be kind. I like reading this to my babies at work because we are teaching them to share and to be nice to friends now, so this book is perfect. ( )
  Hhaddad1 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This would be a good book to use for reading with expression. I think students will like this book because of how ridiculous it is for a ladybug to fight animals that are way bigger than it is. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This book teaches what the word "grouchy" to young readers while teaching the time of day in a thoughtful and creative way. It can be used many times to reinforce sequence of events, word attack strategies, and life lessons on being friendly. ( )
  Kdd026 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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 |
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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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