The Bad-tempered Ladybird

The Bad-tempered Ladybird

Summary

OVER 175 MILLION ERIC CARLE BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

A much-loved classic from the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar


The bad-tempered ladybird picks a fight with every animal it meets but after a whole day of being bad-tempered, the ladybird realises that life is much better when you're kind! With its die-cut pages to show the rising and falling sun, this is a beautifully illustrated story that teaches children about telling the time, size and the importance of sharing.

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About the author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com
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