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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 spends his time during the book flying around looking for a fight. For each challenge, he finds an excuse on why he can't fight them. As the day passes, the grouchy ladybug increases the size of each competitor. Finally, at the end of the book, he finds that he cannot bully his way through people and makes friends with another ladybug.
  EllieDowns | Feb 21, 2017 |
Eric Carle is an amazing author this book is beautifully illustrated with its bite colors and characters to match the children's eye. This story is about a little ladybug who is grumpy he wants to fight everyone then he gets flung back to his leaf were his friend still offered to eat with him.
  Jenni-butner | Feb 18, 2017 |
The grouchy ladybug is a classic that teaches kids about being a bully. The grouchy ladybug seeks a fight throughout the entire book and runs into several worthy adversaries. It did not expect however, to be taken up on its offer of a fight by the biggest opponent of them all. This is the age old lesson of picking on someone your own size. Needless to say the grouchy ladybug returned home fight-free and quite exhausted. This book also keeps time through the ladybug's journey which introduces the aspect of learning time to kids.
  nseugene | Feb 15, 2017 |
There was a very grouchy ladybug who decided to pick a fight with another ladybug who was will to share his food. The grouchy ladybug antagonized bigger insects and animals all day until he encountered a whale that slapped him all the way back to land. He went back to the friendly ladybug who offered the rest of the food to him for dinner.
This book could be an example of a person in real life. A bully who picks on people, but finally picks on the wrong person and has no one to turn too. I feel like the author should have used another animal or insect as the character because a ladybug doesn't really fit that role.
I would tie this story into bullying and why it is wrong. I would also talk about all the animals the ladybug interacts with.
  madison.young | Feb 12, 2017 |
The grouchy ladybug was about a mean ladybug. The grouchy ladybug was rude to the nice ladybug at the beginning of the book. Throughout the book the grouchy ladybug encountered various animals asking them to fight and claimed that they were all too small. The grouchy lady bug got hit by a whale's finn and flew across the sea and landed right back where he started. By this time the grouchy ladybug was wet, hungry and tired. The nice ladybug offered him some dinner even after he was mean to him. The grouchy ladybug was thankful and then they went to bed. I personally got bored reading this book. It was more repetitive than i would've liked to see. I felt the book could've had some more components to it. I would've liked to see more of what the grouchy ladybug learned but they ended the book by letting them go to bed. ( )
  shaelyn_smith | Feb 5, 2017 |
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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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