What About Ladybugs?
Paperback (ISBN: 978-0-87156-921-9)
Ages: 4 - 11
Grades: Preschool - Grade 3
There once was a garden alive with flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Although the gardener was pleased with the plants, he wasn't so sure about all the insects that called the garden home. So one day he sprayed the plants with bug killer - but the results weren't at all what he expected! As his beautiful garden came close to ruin, the gardener began to see that the plants and insects were linked, that they depended on one another to survive. But how could he undo the damage?
Accompanied by vibrant, beautifully detailed illustration, this simple story of one garden introduces young children to the important concept of nature's delicate balance. Youngsters will be both reassured and enlightened when they find out how everybody's favorite insect - the ladybug - saves the day.
Celia Godkin lives in Toronto, where she teaches scientific illustration at the University of Toronto. She is also illustration at the University of Toronto. She is also the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed children's book Wolf Island.