Originally released in the U.S. as a tiny paperback, Ladybird, Ladybird by Vivian French, illus. by Selina Young, returns in hardcover. After making breakfast for her five little ladybugs, Mrs. Ladybird rushes out to market, forgetting her purse. Her littlest child chases after her, purse in hand, and soon all five are in pursuit. They catch up with their mother just as she reaches the cash register, and all go home happy. .