Look who has a Halloween book now! It's Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl!
We've loved the Ladybug Girl books since 2008, when the first book was published. Back then, Big Sis was 2 1/2, and had her own pair of well-loved ladybug rainboots. Now, Little Sis is nearly 7, and she read this book out loud to us herself! Lulu is a great little heroine, the stories are so sweet, and the illustrations are always beautiful. I would love to live in her world for a bit.
|Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma by David Soman and Jacky Davis.|
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014.
It's Halloween. Lulu's big brother asks what she's dressing up as for trick-or-treating that night. "Ladybug Girl, of course!" she replies. "Again?" he scoffs. Lulu begins to panic. Maybe he's right. Maybe she should dress up as something different this Halloween.
We see Lulu scramble to put several costumes together. My favorite is the "silent movie star." I must convince Big Sis to be Charlie Chaplin for Halloween sometime. It's just too cute!
By the way, if you head to the Ladybug Girl website, you can find a sweet dress-up game. I do love Lulu's creativity!
The family is going apple-picking, so Lulu sets aside her costume pieces. I must say it again: I want to live in Ladybug Girl's world. It looks so lovely there.
On a hayride to the corn maze, Lulu chats with a younger little girl, who tells her she's going to be a princess for Halloween. She suggests Lulu do the same, but although Lulu is polite, she knows she doesn't want to be a princess.
In the corn maze, Lulu concentrates on what her costume should be. Then she hears a noise behind her. Someone needs help.
Someone needs Ladybug Girl!
Big brothers don't know everything. Maybe they're wrong. Maybe it's okay to just be yourself!
Especially if being yourself means dressing in cool boots, a tutu, wings, and antennae.
So, fellow Halloweenie friends, have there been any dress-up dilemmas in your house lately? My daughters were set for over a month, then last week, there was a change. Big Sis still plans on being a vengeful Little Red Riding Hood, but Little Sis switched from Albert Einstein (oh, how I was looking forward to that!) to her hero, Amelia Earhart. I suppose we should get started soon.
Seventeen more days til Halloween!
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