Series: Creepy Critters   

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Annotation: Ladybugs are featured in this engagingly illustrated rhyming text for young readers.
Catalog Number: #600017863
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Heinemann Library
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: c2013
Pages: 24 p.
Territory: North America
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-410-95099-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-410-95099-4
Dewey: 595.76
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Bugs! You never know what kids' reactions will be. Giggle and grab? Shriek and run? These titles in the Creepy Critters series choose to introduce various insects in a jolly, rhyming manner, though they are unafraid to insert a few cautionary notes when appropriate. The large horizontal trim will fit well on laps, while the combination of extreme close-up photos and cartoon backgrounds do a swell job of buffering potential creepiness. Ladybugs revels in shots of these colorful cuties of the bug world. Plus, there's "a secret" under their pop-open shells: wings! Fun fact: ladybug larva, on the other hand, is mega-icky. Each volume concludes with a two-page exercise involving finding the titular insects within a cartoon landscape, complicated (just a little) by the addition of a few other bugs. Bright, colorful, and acceptably educational.
Horn Book
Through headings, captions, and labels, this volume presents topics such as physical characteristics, habitat, prey, predators, stages of development (eggs, larvae, pupa, ladybug), as well as the usefulness of ladybugs to humans. Although the pages are busy-looking, information is presented clearly and without being chained to a formulaic template. Larger-than-life, vibrant illustrations in rich colors complete this informative book. Websites.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3&12; This well-conceived introduction is one of Gibbons's most attractive and informative presentations to date. Her colorful, realistically painted watercolors, enhanced with black ink outline and detail and some crayon highlighting, fill every page with larger-than-life images, and they are as much a source of information as the fact-filled text. Half of the illustrations include one or more brief notes and/or labels in addition to the oversize text. Gibbons identifies the small beetle's body parts; shows some species of ladybugs from around the world; details the four stages of its life cycle; and discusses its usefulness to farmers and how it protects itself from predators and cold weather. Appended are some additional facts (e.g., "Ladybugs can swim") and the National Geographic websites for the U.S. and Canada. The book contains more report-worthy information for this age group than most other in-print titles. This simply written, clearly organized, thoroughly researched and exceptionally illustrated volume should be a first purchase for most libraries.&12; Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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Word Count: 274
Reading Level: 2.3
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 152288 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: AD520L

What is this creepy critter? In the garden there are lots. They look very small and shiny, and are covered in spots. This book uses simple rhymes and engaging images to teach readers about lady bugs.

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