Mem Fox uses her brilliance as she always does in writing for young children. This is a simple I Spy type book. On each page of the book, the lady bug is missing, so each spread begins with "Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! Where are you?" As readers turn the page, he/she reads, "There you are.." alongside an illustration in which the lady bug is hiding. After a bit of looking, the reader can turn the page to rhyming text showing where the ladybug was hiding.
This book is so perfect for young children--the predictable repeated texts, the rhymes, the unique illustrations and the active work of finding the ladybug on each page makes this book one that is perfect for K-1 classrooms. It is also going on the top of my list for baby and toddler gifts that I need to buy soon.
Definitely a new favorite!