Synopses & Reviews
In this hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series, Ladybug Girl and Bingo need to look on the bright side of things to make their snow day adventure as much fun as it should be.
Lulu and her dog Bingo wake up to a snow-covered yard and decide to have the best snow day ever. They make penguin tracks and taste the frosting-like snow. But the snow is deep and cold, and when Lulu tries to build a fort or make a snowball, her mittens are too wet and snow falls down the back of her neck. This is not the day she planned. And then Lulu remembers that she is Ladybug Girl and Ladybug Girl can do anything! With another determined look at the snow, Ladybug Girl overcomes her frustration and sees the yard in a whole new light. She and Bingo are now ready to use their imaginations to create their own snow games, snow animals, and snow adventures!
For fans of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow honors the magic of the outdoors and creativity!
Praise for Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow:
“The story incorporates creative, dramatic ideas into Lulus outdoor play that will appeal to young childrens imaginations. A fine choice for young readers on a cold winter night, especially when enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire like the one Ladybug Girl, Bingo and her brother curl up in front of.”—Kirkus
“Highlight[s] the value of perseverance as setbacks threaten to dampen Lulus spirits (and clothing)…Should have fans watching the skies for first snowflakes.” —PW
“The characters leap from spread to spread, and the text has amazing exuberance. Crisp and clean watercolor and line illustrations feature numerous chucklesome aspects…. The images exemplify what the words need not explain-with just a little imagination the average snowflake can transform the familiar into a world full of wonder.”—School Library Journal
"In this book sparkling with atmosphere, a small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day. The brief, vividly expressed text points out his new awareness".--The Horn Book. A Caldecott Honor Book. Full color.
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
From the New York Times
bestselling LADYBUG GIRL series comes a new story about the joys of winter and snow day fun.
Lulu and her trusty basset hound Bingo are ready to play outside in the newly fallen snow. They get bundled up and make penguin tracks in the yard. As they spend more time outside, Lulu discovers that it is difficult to walk through deep snow, make a fort where the walls don't crumble, or keep wet snow from falling on her head. This snow day is not going the way she planned, and she's getting frustrated. But then Lulu remembers that she is Ladybug Girl, and Ladybug Girl can do anything! Using her imagination, she turns her frustrated feelings into positive ones, and suddenly, she has lots of new ideas for a snowy day adventure.
LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW is all about overcoming frustration and seeing things in a sparkly new light.
About the Author
Ezra Jack Keats (19161983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a childrens classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peterthe star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org