20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
The Bad Tempered Ladybird is a deceptively educational book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bad-tempered Ladybird (Picture Puffin) (Paperback)
This delightful book is one of the most popular Eric Carle stories at the nursery where I teach. The children (aged from three to five) love the colourful pictures, and, of course, the ladybird is one creature that fascinates all children. We have been able to draw a great deal of work from this deceptively simple little book. We retell the story, thus developing language skills, add spots to a big ladybird to help counting skills, use collage to produce our own ladybirds (emulating Carle's quirky illustrative style) and use paint programs on the school computers to draw ladybirds (and develop ICT skills), not to mention all the scientific observation the story inspires! Most of all, though, we enjoy the book for what it is: an enjoyable story with attractive illustrations and a strong storyline. We base almost all of our work for a whole half term on Eric Carle stories and the only rival to the bad tempered ladybird's place in "Nursery Two"'s affections is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'!