The Grouchy Ladybug

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.


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Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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