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Author: Jack Tickle

Illustrator: Jack Tickle

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Publisher: Tiger Tales,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Ladybug is learning to fly. She tries her hardest, but she keeps tumbling, wobbling, and getting in the way of all of the other animals. Monkey encourages her to keep trying. Will she ever get the zigzags out? This picture book about perserverance would also be a good easy reader.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 7

Reading Level: 1.4

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a book that makes me wish I had a toddler again. The colors are bright, the illustrations simply presented, and the dotted lines on the page for Ladybug's wiggles make it fun to point and play with the story.

Pros: This brightly colored book brings readers and listeners along for the ride as Ladybug learns to fly. This is a fun, fast read that preschoolers are destined to "pretend read."

Cons: None!

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is one you'll be reading 'til the pages fall out. It is a great story for friendship and encouraging others, trying and persevering, and success.

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Educational Themes: This is a story about perseverance. It would be handy to have around when your child is trying something new and afraid they won't know how to do it.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, friendship

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2013

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