Everyone needs a book in their personal library for the grouchy days. Eric Carle’s ladybug grumps through the day finding larger and larger opponents to fight. Not until the blue whale gives it a slap, does the ladybug realize it can be thankful for what it had in the first place.
Besides teaching about time and animals, this book is about contentment. And although Eric Carle has never won the Caldecott, he has won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his distinguished body of work.