Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis and David Soman
Illustrated by Jacky Davis
Chances are you've seen a Ladybug Girl book at the library or the bookstore. There is a now at least five of them out there (including one being released tomorrow Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad). The thing is, I was very hesitant to pick it up because I'm practically allergic to girlie books...I'm talking about the pink, glitter and princess obsession of the last couple of years...So, I gotta admit, that the Ladybug Girl was a very pleasant surprise.
Lulu (a.k.a. Ladybug) wants to play with her older brother, but he won't include her in his baseball game because she's too little. Her parents are busy, so she decides to go explore outside and soon realizes that she's not that little and she can have adventures on her own. She's a very likable character, adventurous, creative and original. The illustrations are sweet and really help develop Lulu's personality through great facial expressions. I'm definitely a fan of Ladybug Girl now, and I'm thrilled to have found a book with a cool girl doing the exploring.