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Kids Fiction 63
ladybug board book
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
BUSY LITTLE LADYBUG is a cute board book about a ladybug that loves colors. Ladybug wants to figure out what color looks best on her, so she tries wearing flowers and asking her friends how they look. However, her friends are not sure about the colors she tries on- until she tries on red, and they love it!

What I loved: The shape of the book is cute, as it looks like a ladybug with a convenient handle for easy carrying. The touchable wing and wiggly eye add to the fun of the book, making it almost a toy. The inside illustrations are fun with a focus on the colors that ladybug wears, helping to introduce these colors to little ones. The story is simple and short, which will appeal to the youngest readers.

What left me wanting more: As a small point, the reliance of ladybug on her friends' opinions, and their negativity about the other colors she tries on are a message I am not sure about. For this age group, I would have appreciated more support from the friends and/or an internal decision about colors of flowers for wearing.

Final verdict: A cute book for little ones to carry, BUSY LITTLE LADYBUG helps teach colors in a simple story.
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