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Gail Gibbons


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Hardcover (2/1/2012)


Everything you ever wanted to know about ladybugs— and why they're crucial to our environment.

When you think of a ladybug, you might picture a little red beetle with seven black spots on its back—but did you know there are thousands of types of ladybugs, spread across the world?

With her signature combination of simple text, clear illustrations, and simple diagrams, Gail Gibbons explores the world of ladybugs.  These small beetles live on six of the seven continents, ranging in size, markings, and coloration. 

Follow a ladybug through the four stages of its development from egg to adult, and learn about its behavior and habitat—plus, how little ladybugs help protect crops by eating harmful insects.  Bright illustrations and an easy-to-read text make this ideal for young readers studying the natural world.

A page of quick ladybug facts and resources for learning more are included.

Praise For Ladybugs

"This simply written, clearly organized, thoroughly researched and exceptionally illustrated volume should be a first purchase for most libraries."—School Library Journal

"Bright and informative."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823427604, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."  Ms. Gibbons has published more than 100 informational titles, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterflies, all fully vetted by experts. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.  She lives in Vermont.