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Grouchy Ladybug [Paperback]

Eric Carle
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Aug. 22 1996

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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About the Author

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 has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Bug March 14 2014
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Great book for young kids, I remember reading this when I was little in elementary school. Great Buy and the children adore it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book--one of my child's favorites June 29 2004
By A Customer
This is a great book and the repetition is great for a emerging young reader. My 3 year old can "read" this book to himself and his baby sister because he can anticipate what will happen when he turns the page. He has language delays due to hearing problems when he repeated ear infections and these repetitious books that Eric Carle has done have been wonderful with slowly introducing him to language.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Repetition, repetition, repetition.... May 22 2004
After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my son enough times to have it memorized, I bought this book thinking that it would be a nice change, and expecting The Grouchy Ladybug to have a moral somewhere along the lines of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (if you haven't read that to your kids, get it). I found The Grouchy Ladybug to be repetative to the point of parental abuse. Eric Carle has good children's books, but this one was definitely not my favorite. The only thing my son has learned from it is "Hey, You, Wanna Fight?" It was okay to read once or twice, but the next garage sale, it's going to mysteriously vanish. I would suggest The Very Hungry Caterpillar instead, if you don't have it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book is crap March 31 2004
By Paul
Eric Carle has done better. Read the "Very Quiet Cricket". This book is extremely repetitive and isn't really even a story so much as an excuse for the mediocre illustrations and a kind of irritating gimmick of having differently sized pages. These pages are have for my son to turn also.
I love reading real children's stories to my kids, and I don't mind some repetition (e.g., "Guess how much I love you" and "Are you my Mother?" are great...) But the ladybug keeps saying the same thing over and over and over. Yeah, I've hid the book from my kids and they don't miss it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Animal kingdom and clocks Dec 9 2003
This book tells the story of a grouchy ladybug who didn't want to share the juicy aphids that he found on a leaf with anyone else. He decides to fight over the aphids with another ladybug, but then determines that she is too small, so he goes off in search of a more worthy opponent. As each hour passes, he encounters another creature, larger and more fearsome than the last, and he dismisses each one in turn until, tired and hungry, he ends up back at the leaf again to share the last of the aphids with the friendly ladybug. The book is not very scary, and animal lovers will get a kick out of it, since it includes so many different creatures. There is a focus on simple time telling in the book. The book contains about 800 words.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I can relate to the ladybug. Dec 7 2003
I enjoyed reading the Hungary Catapiller to my nephews and niece, so I was excited when I saw the Grouchy Ladybug. I think it's a great book for older children, b/c it shows children how if you're mean and start fights, no one will want to play with you. The other reason I really enjoyed this book is because it helps to teach kids about telling time. The whole book is cute. The art work is amazing and the kids like the bright colors. All in all, I think it's a great book for kids and parents to either read aloud or just look at the pictures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 4 2003
By A Customer
I love this book, Some critics say this book teaches children to fight and be grouchy for no reason, but it does have a good moral to it. Reading is for entertainment, not to live by. Eric Carle is trying to build that interest to read and this book does a good job of it. Also, coming from a teacher, this is a good book to read when introducing time, and there are several activities you can find online to go along with it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for small children Oct. 2 2003
My children have enjoyed most of Eric Carle's books. However, the only thing my 5-year-old took away from this book was the words, "Hey, you! Wanna fight?" This phrase is repeated throughout the story. Older children may be able to understand the lesson learned at the end, but I really can not recommend this book.
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