Ladybug Girl can’t wait to play with her best friend’s new Rolly-Roo toy, but is that what really matters most about a playdate? Tensions mount between the girls until the broken toy inspires them to work together and discover the true value of friendship. Ages 4-7. — Jennifer Armstrong
This latest hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series proves that true friendship is better than any toy
Lulu is excited about her playdate with Finny—and especially excited about Finny’s Rolly-Roo. In fact, Lulu loves the toy so much that she . . . kind of forgets to play with Finny. So when the girls accidentally break the Rolly-Roo, will Lulu realize her mistake? In this compassionate and charming story about the value of a great friend, Lulu and Finny repair the broken toy, and soon forget all about it, blasting off on new imaginative adventures together as Ladybug Girl and Grasshopper Girl.
Great for fans of Fancy Nancy, Olivia, and Knuffle Bunny, this beloved series is celebrated for its gentle and authentic look at kid-truths.
About the Author
David Soman and Jacky Davis are a husband-and-wife creative team. They write the Ladybug Girl books together and Mr. Soman illustrates. The books are inspired by their own children and family experiences.
Praise for Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate
"The artwork contains ethnic diversity, active girls, an endearing basset hound, and plenty of eye-catching indoor and outdoor backgrounds. . . . The language has been carefully crafted so that most of the conversations provide models for children just beginning to navigate the sticky wicket of socializing. . . . Goes down easy." —Kirkus Reviews
"With conflict and dialogue squarely centered in a child’s world and expressive watercolor-and-ink illustrations, this is a welcome addition to a beloved series."—School Library Journal