The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric CarleThe Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Grouchy Ladybug

byEric Carle

Paperback | August 16, 1996

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From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike.

As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.

For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. Readers will love how this testy ladybug introduces them to many new animals and learns that maybe being grouchy isn’t always the best option.

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers. Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.Eric Carle ...
Title:The Grouchy LadybugFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.13 inPublished:August 16, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434508

ISBN - 13:9780064434508

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic MUST HAVE Childrens's Book!! Our family has always loved Eric Carle.....this is truly a MUST HAVE children's book!!! We have gifted many over the years!!!
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is another classic that every child should have.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book My son loves this story, The pictures are unique and the story is fun.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book My son loves this story, The pictures are unique and the story is fun.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good Not as good as the hungry caterpillar. Kind of a strange tale.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Classic by Eric Carle All of Eric Carle's books are great. The stories are adorable and the pictures are unique and colourful. This one is no different. The story centres around the topic of bullying and all the children I've read it to find it hilarious. Great read.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Students Love It My students love the grouchy lady bug. Another wonderful story from Eric Carle.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book A book about a bully ladybug with themes on tolerance and being nice to others. A bit long and slightly repetitive when reading multiple times
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from classic love this classic book but i wish the clocks were bigger.... hard to see!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle After I had read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” I really wanted to read more books by Eric Carle. “The Grouchy Ladybug” is definitely no exception in reading some of Eric Carle’s great works! “The Grouchy Ladybug” is a Laura Ingalls Wilder award –winning book by Eric Carle and it is about how a grouchy ladybug tries to pick a fight with the other animals no matter how large they are. “The Grouchy Ladybug” is truly one of the most hilarious books about the consequences of bullying that every child will definitely enjoy!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful besides the interesting colour, style and clock showing the passage of time, this book teaches a good lesson. Awesome read, especially if your child is grumpy.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book to read when you're feeling grouchy Carle's story explores the concepts of time, size and manners through the exploits of one very grouchy ladybug. When it refuses to share aphids with another ladybug, the grouchy insect flies off to pick a fight an hour with a succession of ever-larger animals. Kids will love the way the tension seems to build in the story. Will the ladybug get its comeuppance? Or will it learn to mind its manners? (If you don't remember, you'll just have to read it yourself to find out!) Carle employs his almost trademarked tissue paper and tempera collages to great effect here as he renders more than a dozen different animals. He includes a clock face at the top of each page, to help kids track the passing of time. A good book to read when you or your little one is in a grouchy mood. This is one of those classic picture books that doesn't lose anything in the translation to board book. If anything, it is improved since the die-cut pages hold up a lot better when they are made of thick board.
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Children's Book I absolutely love this book. The pictures and the cut of the pages are unique and wonderful. When I read this to my class, they loved the story and it kept their interest because of the interesting cut of the pages. It was very helpful in the understanding of clocks and telling time. When we were finished with this book we made ladybug clocks to help with the math unit on time. Overall, a really super book!
Date published: 2009-07-27

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. The Grouchy Ladybug is bigger and brighter, as irascible but irresistible as ever and will surely delight new generations of readers, as well as her devoted fans of all ages. To celebrate's the Ladybug's 20th brithday, this new, larger format edition of the Carle favorite makes use of the latest reproduction technology. Packaged with the book is a special anniversary doortag, perfect for any child's room. Full color.Ages 4-8.