(A) Ages 0-4, Book Reviews, Picture Books
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Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! by Mem Fox

Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist. Beach Lane Books, 2013. 32 pages.

Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-4
Maturity Level: 1 (ages 0-4)

yhlLittle children love rhymes and repetition and hiding games like peekaboo and “I spy.” In a rare combination of all these elements, Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! has irresistible charm.

Young children will love playing hide-and-seek with Ladybug who hides in familiar locations: the bathtub, the stairs, and the toy room. Like a little child, Ladybug tends to hide with part of her sticking out so she is easy to find. If you pause just a moment before reading the refrain (“Yoo-hoo, Ladybug, where are you?”), the child will quickly learn to jump in.

The brightly colored digital collage illustrations add uniqueness to the game. It’s a fun book, likely to become a favorite.

Cautions: none

Overall Value: 4.25 (out of 5)

  • Moral/worldview value: 4
  • Artistic value: 4.5

Categories: Picture Books, Interactive, Gift Books
Cover image from Amazon

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