Ten Little Ladybugs
Author Melanie Gerth
Page Designed by Yolanda Daniels
This is an exciting rhyming book that teaches a child to
count backwards from ten to one. It is very colorful. It
has a three-dimensional ladybug that stays throughout the pages.
The concept of the ladybug helps a child to count backwards.
TEN little ladybugs sitting on a vine,
along came a
butterfly-then there were...
NINE little ladybugs
skipping on a gate,
along came a caterpillar-then there were...
EIGHT little ladybugs
looking up at heaven,
along came a bird-then there were...
SEVEN little ladybugs
resting on sticks,
along came a grasshopper-then there were...
SIX little ladybugs
flying near a hive,
along came a bumble bee-then there were...
FIVE little ladybugs
sleeping by the shore,
along came a fish-then there were...
little ladybugs climbing
up a tree, along came a
turtle-then there were...
ladybugs drinking up dew, along came a duck-then
little ladybugs basking in
the sun, along came a
frog-then there was...
ONE little ladybug
sitting all alone, along came a breeze-then she was HOME!!
I really love this story. I believe that children would enjoy
this book because of its colorful pages. This book also teaches a
child words that rhyme, but are spelled differently. These words
are highlighted in the paragraph above.
other bug could have been used to learn counting?
2. Why do you think
were only ten ladybugs?
3. What would have
there were only nine ladybugs?