Ladybug Girl, Review and Giveaway

Always a sight in red with black polka dots, Lulu, also known as Ladybug Girl, has been delighting young readers for the last three years in picture books and board books. Over on 5 Minutes for Books today, we’re happy to bring you a review of two of her recent picture book adventures, Ladybug Girl at the Beach and Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.

You can read Lauren’s review to get her impression of these two stories, and I’d like to add my own praise to hers. My two youngest children, aged 3 and 5, are huge fans of Ladybug Girl, and have been since we borrowed the first picture book from the library a couple years ago. You can see this character’s spirit from the cover images above, and I think that’s what is most appealing to young kids about these books. Lulu is a regular little kid, just like them, whose experiences mirror their own- whether it’s about a first trip to the beach, with its overwhelming size that can initially worry a small child, or it’s about figuring out how to be a good friend during a playdate. These gentle stories are realistic and reassuring for children, and it’s easy to love Lulu in every story.

For even more adventures, check out Ladybug Girl online. Try the Bug Squad Rock Painter game, or the “Ladybug Girl is Definitely not LITTLE game” for fun art and action games. For offline activities, print out one of the fifteen Ladybug Girl activity and color pages, and your kids can give Lulu their own look.

Ladybug Girl dollGiveaway time! Two lucky readers will win copies of Ladybug Girl at the Beach and Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, as well as Lulu herself in doll form! Please leave a comment here to be entered, open to U.S. and Canada residents. We’ll announce our winners here on 9/4.

The winner of the NIV Bible is #51 Kristin.

Dawn and her children share a love for books, and picture books line many, many shelves in their small home. They also get special attention on her blog, my thoughts exactly, each week in the series friday’s five.


  1. Margaret says

    My daughter would absolutely loves these books! Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  2. says

    Oh! Ladybug Girl is always a big hit at our fall book fair. We’re a preschool so it fits right in with the reading and listening age group. Very cool!

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  3. Donna E says

    This is wonderful,my 4 yr old twins already LOVE Lulu! We have been waiting to get the beach one,and I know my daughter would LOVE the doll of Lulu! Her twin brother & she are always fighting over which pages to they should be looking at,finding the bugsquad is just the ticket.They even fight off their older twin brothers for these books,but all can be on the bug squad!We’d sure enjoy being the winners,but best of luck to everyone.Thanks for this offer.

  4. Debra says

    Books are always awesome for children, lady bugs are everybody’s favorite, and my nickname as a kid was Lulu. Sounds all perfect to me. I would love this book for my grandkids

  5. Melissa P. says

    What a charming set of books for any little girl. I would love to win this set and the cute ladybug girl doll to go along with the books. Thanks!

  6. Stacy H says

    We love Ladybug Girl at our house! My two daughter’s request it often! We would be forever grateful to win these books & the plush Lulu doll! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Alison S. says

    I was just looking for receommendations for young girl books. These look like they fit what I’m looking for. :)

  8. Jason says

    I would love to have these books to read to my nieces. Then when my son is a little older he would like them too!

  9. Mia Dentice Carey says

    ADORABLE!!!!! My son, yes my son, LOVES LADYBUG ‘pretty’ GIRL!!!!
    *Thanks for the link to color pages & games! I did not realize there was a website! =)

  10. Michelle Andrews says

    I would love to give these books to a dear friend. She lost her daughter at 8 months of age, and ladybugs remind her of her sweet little girl. She now has two more little girls and I’m sure they would enjoy these for a long time.


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