by Rachael W., April 9, 2009 5:16 PM
She's back! Lulu, the creative, spunky heroine of last year's bestseller Ladybug Girl, has returned for another exciting adventure. The sequel is even better than the original, if you can believe it! Lulu teams up with her friend Sam to become Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, defending the park from fearsome dangers. Later, they are joined by two other friends to form the Bug Squad. The heart of this story is friendship: Ladybug Girl learns to compromise and settle disputes productively. Amazingly, the story is never overwhelmed by its message — there is no heavy-handed moral, just kids playing and working things out. The illustrations are just as adorable and nuanced as in the first book, with bright colors and realistic expressions. Plus, Bingo is the most adorable basset hound in children's literature!