The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
List price: $16.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Local Warehouse Children's Picture Books- A to Z

The House at the End of Ladybug Lane

by

The House at the End of Ladybug Lane Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Angelina Neatolini came from a long line of neat and tidy people. In fact, her great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather invented the garbage can. Her mother ironed her linguini and her father vacuumed the grass.  But Angelina liked to roll in the dirt whenever she could.

And like most kids, Angelina wanted a pet, but pets are messy and the Neatolini parents did not allow mess in their new house at the end of Ladybug Lane, where they recently moved from the dirty city. Enter a hard-of-hearing and very daffy fairy godmother ladybug—and magic, mess, and mayhem ensued in the house at the end of Ladybug Lane, which became anything but neat.

This magical, funny story has messages of tolerance, "it's OK to be different," and unrealistic parental pressure, and it features the spot-on whimsical art of newcomer Valeria Docampo.

Review:

"Angelina's parents are neat freaks — their last name is Neatolini, and they think nothing of vacuuming their lawn or polishing the flowers — but the neatness gene seems to have skipped a generation. As much as they try to keep their daughter immaculate, 'five minutes later, Angelina was always wrinkly and rumpled and covered in crumbs.' Needless to say, a pet is out of the question, until Angelina joins forces with a hard-of-hearing fairy godmother — like ladybug, who conjures up a pest (instead of a pet) with amazing baking skills that beguile the senior Neatolinis. Primavera's (the Louise the Big Cheese series) storytelling is often woolly and wandering, and there's the sense of a narrative being stretched too far, complete with several jokes about misheard wishes (the ladybug hears 'spider' when Angelina says 'viper'). But the book is worth sticking with, if only to enjoy Docampo's (Tip-Tap Pop) extravagantly imagined, almost hallucinogenically hued gouache vignettes, which bring to mind Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory minus the edge. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: MB Artists." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

ELISE PRIMAVERA has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than 25 years. She has received numerous awards for her work, and in 2004 she was asked to illustrate the Christmas Brochure for the White House. Her bestselling book Auntie Claus has sold almost a half a million copies and inspired two sequels. She lives in Red Bank, New Jersey, with her dog, Lulu, for whom she named the main character in her recent book Thumb Love.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375855849
Author:
Primavera, Elise
Publisher:
Robin Corey Books
Author:
Docampo, Valeria
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pets
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.44 x 9.35 x 0.36 in 0.94 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Insects, Spiders, etc.
Children's » Animals » Pets
Children's » General
Children's » Health » Diseases
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General

The House at the End of Ladybug Lane Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 40 pages Robin Corey Books - English 9780375855849 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Angelina's parents are neat freaks — their last name is Neatolini, and they think nothing of vacuuming their lawn or polishing the flowers — but the neatness gene seems to have skipped a generation. As much as they try to keep their daughter immaculate, 'five minutes later, Angelina was always wrinkly and rumpled and covered in crumbs.' Needless to say, a pet is out of the question, until Angelina joins forces with a hard-of-hearing fairy godmother — like ladybug, who conjures up a pest (instead of a pet) with amazing baking skills that beguile the senior Neatolinis. Primavera's (the Louise the Big Cheese series) storytelling is often woolly and wandering, and there's the sense of a narrative being stretched too far, complete with several jokes about misheard wishes (the ladybug hears 'spider' when Angelina says 'viper'). But the book is worth sticking with, if only to enjoy Docampo's (Tip-Tap Pop) extravagantly imagined, almost hallucinogenically hued gouache vignettes, which bring to mind Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory minus the edge. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: MB Artists." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.