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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.
Working in pen, ink, and watercolor, Gibbons introduces readers to ladybugs, covering ladybug anatomy, different types of ladybugs (such as the two-dotted ladybug and ash-gray ladybug), and their development, predators, and habits. The prose is straightforward "They live on six of the seven continents. Many scientists believe there are about 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs around the world" and Gibbons's artwork is loose and cheerful, though the spreads feel cluttered and a bit dated in terms of layout and font choice. Surprising facts (ladybugs play dead to discourage potential predators) underscore Gibbons's educational but nondidactic approach. Ages 4 8.