The Grouchy Ladybug

Paperback | August 16, 1996

byEric Carle

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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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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 ge...

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 ...

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Format: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

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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

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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.