“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
written by David Soman and Jacky Davis, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, c. 2008
Synopsis: Ladybug Girl feels too small to do anything, but she finds that she can help the ants, jump puddles, and put fallen rocks back in the fence. She feels “as big as the whole outdoors” by the end of the story.
Rationale for classroom use: This book is great for esteem building for children who feel too young or little to do anything. It is also a fun read that will hold their attention.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear