A Little Literacy, Please: Ladybug Girl and BINGO!

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Several years ago, maybe 2008, I spied an adorable children’s book jacket.  It was propped up on display at the mall bookstore and I was immediately drawn to it.  You see, on the cover of this book was a Bassett Hound–my favorite dog breed!   So of course I had to purchase the book.  I justified that it was for my little “ladybug,” which is one of many nicknames for my youngest daughter. 

In fact, it was partly because of this book, that I chose to decorate my daughter’s bedroom in a ladybug-bassett hound theme.  No kidding.  I had already decided on the ladybugs well ahead of time, but throw in this book, and it was a done deal: the hound was sure to make a home in my little bug’s room.  In fact. I had several (okay, A LOT) of stuffed Bassetts from my childhood (and even young adulthood) stowed away for a rainy day.  The day had come!  It’s raining bassetts!!

So, just who are the folks that write these books about an adventurous and imaginative little girl named Lulu and her pup, Bingo?!  Well, you guessed it–I did a little research.  Written by a husband-wife team, Jackie Davis and David Soman, the books are really quite simple but sweet.  I am in the camp that feels the illustrations are the best part, mostly because I love to coo and ahh over that dog.  Not only that, but I love the fun, whimsical font used in the book.  Adorbable! 

Ladybug Girl http://www.ladybuggirl.com/author.html  Here’s a link to the official Ladybug Girl website with printables, information, and more!  

Here’s Wikipedia’s information on Ladybug Girl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladybug_Girl, which answered my most pressing question, “who draws that adorable dog, David or Jacky?”  (click the link to find out!).  Wonder if he’ll draw me a dog and make it come to life??!   
by Jacky Davis, David Soman
4.4 out of 5 stars(33)
Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad    Learn more about David Soman here, http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/soman.html 

 
Ladybug Girl at the Beach

 
 5.0 out of 5 stars(22)
 
Ladybug Girl Visits the Farm

 
by Jacky Davis, David Soman
 
Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

 
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ladybug Girl Loves...

 
3.6 out of 5 stars(9)
The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy (Ladybug Girl)

 
 
 

About leslie1218

Author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012) frantically working on a novel that should be ready for submission this fall. Mom of two spritely redheads & one chubby basset hound whose stories & images appear in my writing from time-to-time.

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  1. Pingback: Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis | The Picture Book Review

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