Ladybug Girl, Review and Giveaway

by Dawn

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.



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When she's not reviewing books, 5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn (and her online alter ego, morninglight mama) can be found blogging at my thoughts exactly and contributing to The DC Moms.

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1 Margaret August 22, 2011 at 12:08 am

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

Margaret
singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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2 Pam ( August 22, 2011 at 5:42 am

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!

iwriteinbooks at gmail dot com

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3 Becca / nutmegknitter August 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

We’re big fans of Ladybug girl and Lulu – all the stories are great!

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4 Liz V. August 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

Sound like delightful books. Please enter my name. Thanks.

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5 Steph Lancione August 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

This is so cute! I’m always looking for new things that I can read to my daughter :)

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6 MamaGames August 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

My daughter would love having a Lulu doll of her own! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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7 Annette W August 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

We actually have two Ladybug Girl books already…and love them. These are two titles we do not have but want! Both my son and daughter love them!

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8 Kristie August 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

My daughter would love these books! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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9 tennille August 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

great prize! I know the perfect little girl!

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10 TerritoryMom August 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

Wonderful giveaway, my kids would love these books, thanks!

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11 Jessica August 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I’d love to win this for my niece. She would love it!

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12 Rose August 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

So cute!!!!!

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13 jessica edwards August 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

my daughter would love this!

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14 Elizabeth August 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

My four year old would love these! She is such a fan of books in general, and these look adorable!

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15 Jen E August 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

My kids loooove Ladybug Girl – I’d love to win this for them!

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16 Donna E August 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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.

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17 Rachel August 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Ali is a HUGE fan of Ladybug girl!! This would be an awesome, awesome win for her!!

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18 Shari August 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Aww, I’d love to be able to give these to my niece!

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19 Ruthie B August 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Oh how very cute this would be for my granddaughter!

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20 KelliB August 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Yay! My daughter would love this!

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21 Carolyn August 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Love these books! (and love Ramona!)

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22 Linda Kish August 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I would love to win this for my DIL’s nieces.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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23 angie August 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I think my grand-daughter would love these books
shopannies@yahoo.com

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24 Kristin G August 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm

this would be great!

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25 Debra August 23, 2011 at 12:26 am

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

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26 AL August 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

My girls adore lady bugs and would love this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

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27 Stacey August 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

Great kids books, and I love to read to them.

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28 Amy August 23, 2011 at 12:28 am

My son is still young but we read to him everyday. He would love this book I am sure.

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29 Rondah August 23, 2011 at 1:44 am

My granddaughter would love this. Thanks for the giveaway!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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30 Noreen August 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

My girls love this character

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31 hollowsins August 23, 2011 at 4:31 am

I would love to win this for my daughter

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32 Melissa P. August 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

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!

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33 Becky M August 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

Great giveaway… would love to win!

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34 LaVonne August 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

We have LadyBug girl and Bumble Bee Boy and my daughter loves it! She’d loves these two as well! ;)

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35 Terra Heck August 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

These look like wonderful books that would be fun to read. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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36 Vilmarys August 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

My daughter would love these! Thanks for the chance!

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37 misty Urech August 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

LadyBug Girl is a HUGE hit at our house!

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38 Kathy Stevenson August 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

My girls would love the books and the doll!!!

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39 Michele August 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

We have not read those books. My kids would love them!

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40 Stacy H August 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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!

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41 Bethany August 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

These look so cute!

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42 Alison S. August 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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

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43 Debra August 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

These books look like so much fun to read. My granddaughters would love it and we all love ladybugs!

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44 Al August 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm

My girls love ladybugs. This looks like a great book to have.

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45 Jason August 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

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!

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46 Brett August 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Great books for kids. Love the illustrations.

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47 Athena August 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm

My daughter would love these!

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48 Linda Meyers-Gabbard August 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

I would love to win these for my niece

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49 Beth C August 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

I really think these books are cute. Would love to be entered.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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50 Erin August 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Would love to win these books!

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51 Maureen August 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

We LOVE Ladybug girl books. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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52 Erin August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Love these books! Please enter me.

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53 Diane August 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I have not seen Ladybug girl until now, but would love to read these stories to my granddaughter!

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54 Staci A August 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

These look like wonderful books! I’d love to share them with my little one.

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55 Tanya August 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! My daughter would love this1
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

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56 Mia Dentice Carey August 25, 2011 at 1:47 am

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! =)

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57 Wendy M August 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

My three little nieces would love this. I had not heard of Ladybug Girl until now.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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58 shelly August 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm

How adorable! I know some little ladybug girls that would love these books. Thanks for the chance.

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59 Jennifer August 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm

These books look precious. I’d love to win.

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60 Margo August 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

These are fabulous books! I have never seen Ladybug Girl before either! So cute. Thanks for this opportunity!

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61 Andrea August 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

What a great contest! I know my kindergarten students would love to read these books!

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62 Dawn August 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

What awesome books! I’d love to be entered!

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63 Katrina August 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I would love to win for my daughter!

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64 Michelle Andrews August 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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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65 Liz August 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm

My daughter would ADORE this.

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66 katklaw777 August 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

My daughter would luv this, thanks!

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67 CaroleM August 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

Sounds like something my daughter would love!

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68 June August 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

These would be perfect for my little neighbor girl, she really loves books read to her.

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69 melissa n. August 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

my niece wouldlove this :) it’s too cute!

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70 Debby August 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I love Ladybugs, and my nickname as a child was Lulu. Perfect match!!

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71 Alison August 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

My girls love books and we would love to have this one.

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72 Stacey August 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

My son would love to win this to read to his younger female cousins. Makes him feel big!

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73 Amy August 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I would love to add these books to my son’s book collection. I do love Ladybugs!

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74 Ryana August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I’d like to win this for my niece
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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75 tanya cantrell August 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm

my daughter would love this…thanks for the giveaway

stevesgurl26 at yahoo dot com

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76 Idaho Jill August 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

these look so cute – we love ladybugs!

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77 Mary Abplanalp August 31, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Love reading Lulu to my daughter

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78 Karen Propes September 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Oh FABULOUS GIVEAWAY, it would be perfect for our ladybug girl. We call her ladybug and have since she was born. This would be a great gift for her 3rd birthday in October
ncjeepster@aol.com

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79 Raven In A Blue Room September 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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80 Matthew September 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Ladybug Girl the whole series… Both selection would be fun for the kids!

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81 Leslie October 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I Love the book…. can not wait to read it to my class…. My granddaughter is going to love it too..

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