Look Out, Ladybug! Author: Jack Tickle Illustrator: Jack Tickle
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Format: Picture Books

Age Range: 3-7 years

Character Traits: Perseverance

Publication Date: March 2013

BISAC: JUV002140

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Hardcover

Retail Price: $12.95

ISBN-13: 9781589251281

ISBN-10: 1-58925-128-8

Dimensions: 10-3/4" x 9-3/8" x 3/8"

Ladybug is learning to fly. But she isn’t very good at it yet. She keeps zigzagging, tumbling, and wobbling! Will she ever learn? Follow Ladybug as she bumps into all kinds of animals along the way in this hilarious story with a practice-makes-perfect message.

Lexile: AD450

November 1, 2013, Horn Book Guide

Ladybug is having trouble learning to fly. She doesn't give up, even after several run-ins with flowers and animals ("Ooops! Eeek! Aagh!"). The determined bug's tenacity is admirable, but the telling is too precious and Ladybug's eventual success involves a joke that may sail over the audience's heads. The lively illustrations' bright colors match the energy in the simple text. 


As with What Goes Up by Paula Bowles, we see another book from tiger tales that spreads the word: practice makes perfect. Vibrant colors, zany antics, engaging words, and a silly story will encourage youngsters ages 3 – 7 to read this book often. What Tickle does very well with this book is provide a teaching point that is hidden by the zaniness of all the crazy things that happen as Ladybug learns to fly. I also love Tickle’s big and bold artwork.