Some heroes fly, others scale tall buildings and one very special one wears a red tutu, and ladybug wings. This heroine doesn’t battle crime or clean up the streets she handles the real life issues of young children on the playground. Who could it be but Ladybug Girl? The heroine of the New York Times bestseller Ladybug Girl is back for another adventure. This time around Ladybug Girl has a friend, Bumblebee boy.
The second book in the series, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is set on the playground where the main character, Lulu is meeting her friend Sam for a play date. Even with good friends, conflict can arise and that is exactly what happens with Lulu and Sam. But unlike other children, Lulu is up for the challenge. Under the guise of Ladybug Girl, Lulu deftly resolves the conflict with her friend and sidekick, the newly christened Bumblebee Boy.
The fabulous story of Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is created by the husband and wife team of David Soman and Jacky Davis. The characters, based on Soman and Davis’ own children, come to life for the reader. The illustrations done by David Soman are colorful and give the story a realistic feel. It is almost as if you are witnessing the scene for yourself at the park down the street.
An excellent book for both the classroom and the home library, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy will allow parents and teachers the opportunity to discuss the issue of conflict in a gentle and relaxed manner. Ladybug Girl’s advice to other children on the playground is wise beyond her years and yet easy enough for preschool and early elementary children to understand. Her dialogue is clear and realistic for the age. She is a likeable and relatable character
Children’s books often inspire their readers to emulate their messages or characters. If the readers of this book do so the playground will be a happier place. And don’t be surprised if you spot red tutus and ladybug wings around your neighborhood park.