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simply delightful!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
HUGS AND KISSES FOR THE GROUCHY LADYBUG features, of course, the iconic character of the grouchy ladybug and which examines the ways that hugs and kisses can impact us through animals. For instance, they can make you clap, smile, or kick up your heels. The art of Eric Carle is simplified in this picture book of few, sweet words.

What I loved: This book features classic images of Eric Carle which are fun to view and with plenty of color for the little ones. The simple text and images will appeal to the youngest of readers. The animals on feature are perfectly selected with their text (e.g. the seal with clap). It’s a delightful read for older infants and young toddlers who will appreciate the animals and simple messages.

Final verdict: The book is just overall fun and perfect for Valentine’s day or any day when some love is in order. Even the grouchiest among us need a little love sometimes! Toddlers and older infants will adore the colorful images of animals and simple text. This is delightful for the youngest of readers to enjoy with their parents.
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