The Grouchy Ladybug by
Story and Picture Designed by Kelly Sahlbom
book The Grouchy
Eric Carle is about a ladybug who is
very grouchy. It all started one early morning when the grouchy ladybug
is munching on aphids. He saw that another ladybug was on the same leaf
and refused to share.
It tried to
scare off the ladybug by saying it
would fight him for the aphids, but much to the grouchy ladybugs
surprise, the friendly ladybug was not afraid. So it went in search of
someone "big enough" to fight!
flew around and came across many animals
and bugs. It asked each one, "do you want to fight?" but then would
decide that none of them were big enough to fight. Some of the animals
he encountered on his flight were a bee, a beetle, a skunk, and many
So, what do you
think will happen to the ladybug?
Will he finally
find someone big enough to fight? Or will he realize that he needs to
be more friendly?