Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The House at the End of Ladybug Lane by Elise Primavera
Imagine if your fairy godmother was a ladybug and she didn't hear well; be careful what you wish for!
Robin Corey Books shared this picture book with me for review (thank you). It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
Ms. Primavera has created another really cute tale of a little girl who moves to a house at the end of the lane. It's charming little home that's clean and tidy and her parents want to keep it that way. Angelina just wants to be a normal little girl, not a neatnik. Her parents get irritated when she plays outside and brings mud in on her shoes. She really and truly wants a pet. No, a pet makes a mess. So when the fairy ladybug shows up, she asks for a pet. What she gets is a PEST!
The rest of the story is full of equally silly misunderstandings and Ms. Docampo illustrations are just wonderful and show you the strange creatures the fairy ladybug is giving for gifts.
This is a most beautifully illustrated picture book with a really cute tale. I know children will want to read it again and again. Why not get a copy and share it with your loved little one?