Ladybug Girl / by David Soman [illustrations] and Jacky Davis [text].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: After her brother tells her she is too little to play with him, Lulu, dressed as Ladybug Girl, makes her own fun.
    • ISBN:
      9780803731950
      0803731957
    • Accession Number:
      2007008619
    • Accession Number:
      ocn122337831
      122337831
    • Accession Number:
      fay.403117
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DAVIS, J.; SOMAN, D. Ladybug Girl. [s. l.]: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008. ISBN 9780803731950. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Davis J, Soman D. Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117. Accessed January 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Davis, J., & Soman, D. (2008). Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Davis, Jacky, and David Soman. 2008. Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117.
    • Harvard:
      Davis, J. and Soman, D. (2008) Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117 (Accessed: 20 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Davis, J & Soman, D 2008, Ladybug Girl, Dial Books for Young Readers, viewed 20 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Davis, Jacky, and David Soman. Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis, Jacky, and David Soman. Ladybug Girl. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis J, Soman D. Ladybug Girl [Internet]. Dial Books for Young Readers; 2008 [cited 2020 Jan 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403117

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1

Festively dressed in red-and-black polka-dot wings, a red tutu, and antennas, Lulu is "Ladybug Girl," and she's ready for fun. Her parents, though, are busy, and her brother says that she's too little to play with him and his friends. Venturing outside, accompanied by basset hound Bingo, Lulu makes up her own games—lifting rocks to help ants, making a fort—and discovers that she "feels as big as the whole outdoors." This picture book will resonate with little ones, who, like Lulu, know the rewards of letting the imagination loose and finding new perspectives. The well-paced text effectively captures Lulu's emotions and young voice, as do the colorful, detailed watercolor-ink illustrations that show Lulu's shifts from sighing disappointment to spunky exuberance. Witty touches, including expressive Bingo, add to the book's appeal. An entertaining, positive story that shows how everyday activities can inspire creativity, fun, and self-confidence. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 March #1

Preschooler Lulu, told to amuse herself, mopes about for a bit, then finds that her ladybug costume—red tutu, wings, red polka-dot boots and a headband with antennae—helps her morph into a bigger, braver character. "Is that rock in your way, ants?" she asks. "I can help you! I'm Ladybug Girl!" Similarly heroic deeds follow as Lulu makes the case that, contrary to her older brother's claim, she's not little—she feels "as big as the whole outdoors." Husband-and-wife team Soman and Davis's first collaboration shows potential. Little girls whose confidence, ambition and dress-up collections outrun their actual ages will recognize themselves in Lulu, and parents may enjoy her, too. The characterization is believable and the visual pacing solid, and the family's basset hound, his movements echoing Lulu's, serves as a likable foil. The chatty text, however, often explains what's already shown, and the narrative perspective sometimes appears to waver between adult and child ("Lulu can't read yet, but she knows her letters. She finds a lot of L's"). Ages 4-up. (Mar.)

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