by Kai Lüftner
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Pub Date 04 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jan 2023
NorthSouth Books Inc., NorthSouth Books
Ladybugs are so cute, small, and fly so gently. Not so for the “Jitterbug”— Lady B. Marie! Her heart beats for rock 'n' roll. She holds the electric guitar in her hands, her voice belts out melodies, she sings and grooves like crazy. Papa, Mrs. Snail, and Grasshopper are less enthusiastic about the music and soon the other meadow dwellers leave the scene. She's just too loud! Does the Jitterbug give up? No! She sings alone on the tranquil meadow— This was more than glitz and glam. It was a declaration: “Here I am!” Right on cue, reinforcements arrive in the form of a colorful band of beetles who want to give a concert on the meadow. The band recognizes Marie's talent and now the show really gets going.
Word artist Kai Lüftner forges grandiose rhymes— impressively translated into English by Marshall Yarbrough. You can't help but be carried away by the charm and wit. In addition, Wiebke Rauers creates the amusing world of images for a little beetle that really turns up the amplifier.
Average rating from 38 members
Fun rhyming book about being you without apology. Add a punk ladybug, rocking bug musicians and fantastic illustrations and you've got one of my favorite picture books this year!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read in exchange for an honest review.
This book was so much fun! Great rhyming throughout, good vocabulary, and colorful illustrations. I l9ve the message of the book - be true to you. This book is pure joy!
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