Bright Beetle (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805060584, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2000
Follow the life of one ladybug as she journeys from the egg to adulthood.
On a warm, sunny day at the end of summer, a ladybug lays her yellow eggs on a leaf. Soon, each egg hatches into a tiny larva with a huge appetite for aphids. Despite the dangers of ants and praying mantises, the larvae grow big enough to create hard pupae around themselves. When they break through the pupae, they are ladybugs at last.
In simple, poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explores the life-cycle of the most beloved beetle.