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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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  cmb133 | Apr 17, 2017 |
A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.At the end of the day, the ladybug returns to where he started, a little less grumpy. This is a book that helps teach comparison and the passage of time, as well as introduce the concept of a bully.
  CassityE | Apr 10, 2017 |
This book is about a grouchy ladybug who meet a friendly ladybug but he did not want to share the breakfast with the friendly ladybug. Then he argued with her and decide to find some one big enough to fight with to prove his power. He meet varieties of animals in different shape of size but did not find a suitable one. Finally he meet a whale and asked him to fight but did not get response after flying across the sea. He was really hungry and when he flew back to the leaf he found the ladybug, who was very willing to share her dinner with him.

It is a animal fantasy since the whole story happened in an animal world created by the author. In this story, the ladybug and other animals all could speak like human. The story was not real in our lives.

1.The medium of this book are paints and paper cuts. The form of this book is very creative.
2.The story is not complecated but reflects a deep understanding of young children.
3. It's also full of information of many animals on their shape of size.

Comments on use:
1. Good for reading aloud to 3~6 year-old students on reading class.
1. Teachers can teach students how to behave well by this book or introduce some animals by this book. ( )
  LaurieZeng | Apr 9, 2017 |
I think this story is a great book for many reason. The overall message is that being mad or grouch gets you nowhere. It also is great at introducing students to different types of animals varying sizes and also shows students time relationship. Eric Carle reiterates that size and time theme in a couple ways through the physical make up of the board book. One way is the pages of the book increases as the lady bug faces bigger and bigger animals. Secondly, on the top of each page is a clock and rising or setting sun which helps students get an idea of the cyclical nature of our time system. In addressing the main idea the lady bug ends up exactly where he/she started from and must solve its problems another way. ( )
  mbrook26 | Mar 30, 2017 |
It is a good story about two ladybug. The story is fantasy because both the animals are able to talk with each other and it is a behavior fiction book as well.Folktales: Stories from the oral tradition had their beginnings around hearthside and campfire. These tales were almost always fantastic in nature, involving magic or talking animals.
The story tells us a grouchy ladybug looking for a fight to show the power of herself so that she can have all the aphids instead of sharing with the friendly ladybug. But she meets regardless of every animal's size or strength, finally, she meet the whale, asking in a impolite way as well,however, the whale gives grouchy ladybug a SLAP. After all, grouchy ladybug flew back as a wet, tired and hungry ladybug. The friendly ladybug left some aphids for her, the grouchy ladybug said thank you and enjoy the meal. This story teach us how to behave in life.
To teachers, they can teach children how to be kind to others through the compare between two ladybugs's behavior ;
To students, they are able to learn the way how can they ask others a requirement. Do not be rude, otherwise, you may get into troubles. ( )
  JCHEN16 | Mar 20, 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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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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014138350X, 0141332034

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