My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads)
When Ladybug receives an invitation to a picnic, she prepares a basket of treats to share and sets off into the garden. On her way, Ladybug notices several bugs in need. She happily stops to help them, but worries she won’t make it in time. When Ladybug finally reaches the picnic, she discovers a sweet surprise!
I received a copy of this book from Pink Umbrella books and as soon as I took it out of the package my two year old grabbed hold of it and hasn’t let go. We read it together right away and he was completely enthralled with the colorful illustrations, especially the pictures of the bugs. The illustrations are simple and yet eye-catching. The rhyme in the text works well too. The rhymes fit together and with the storytelling. No awkward stretches with the story or words just to make it rhyme. Instead, the rhyme flows naturally and makes sense. I also appreciate the uplifting message of friendship and kindness.
My little one and I have read the book almost everyday now for several weeks and he’s not tired of it yet. The best part is that neither am I. It’s a short, easy read which makes repetitive reads easy too. But more than that, it is an all around cute story with charming illustrations so it’s easy to enjoy every time.