Monday, May 7, 2012


By Gail Gibbons
Published at Holiday House

About the book

Most kids are familiar with the bright red, spotted ladybugs. But different kinds of ladybugs are all different colors, such as orange, yellow, or black. In her clear and kid-friendly style, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young scientists to these beautiful beetles: their life cycles, what they eat, how they protect themselves, and lots more.

My thoughts

Geared for kids ages 4 to 8, this book will provide all you need to know about ladybugs.   Honestly, even an adult will enjoy this book because of the information found in it (if you love ladybug that is…) and the marvelous colorful images that you will find at each pages.

The book will present you a ladybug from a to z.   You will get a side view and a top view of the creature, learn the different kinds existing around the world and even see a world map of where you can find one.    Interestingly enough, the only part of the world where you can’t find a ladybug are Antarctica and the North Pole.  And did you know that there are about 5000 different kind of ladybugs?   Even I didn’t know there were so many different kinds.   I’m speechless.

You will also discover the four stages of a ladybug  - from egg to adulthood, see what they eat, learn more about their predators, and see how they protect themselves during the wintertime.

Contrary to what people might think, ladybugs are actually a useful insect as it helps to keep away other kind of insects who could damage the plants and crops.   You can purchase them at Home Depot in Canada.  Ladybugs feed primarily on Aphids, Mites, Scale, Thrips, Whiteflies, plus small larva and eggs of other pest insects.  So if you are planning a garden this year, think of how useful these ladybugs would be and how educational it would be to see them in action.   

Apparently some have observed that the distribution species of ladybugs in North America is changing.   You can learn more about ladybugs and the Lost ladybug Project by visiting their website.

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons is a marvelous book to learn more about this loving creature.   It is a great way to study a specific bettle and learn more about it.

Ladybugs is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Thomas Allen. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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