cover image Ladybug Girl’s Day Out with Grandpa

Ladybug Girl’s Day Out with Grandpa

David Soman and Jacky Davis. Dial, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8037-4032-7

A trip to the natural history museum—with its dizzying array of things to see, do, and learn about—proves to be an opportunity for Lulu to gain a newfound appreciation for mindfulness in this warm addition to Soman and Davis’s long-running series. Dressed in her ever-present ladybug outfit, Lulu dashes from dinosaurs to gemstones to marine mammals at top speed, and just when she starts to get overwhelmed by how much there is to learn, Grandpa reminds her that “If you take your time and are still for a moment, you’ll learn more.” Lulu’s eagerness and Grandpa’s affection for his granddaughter are powerfully felt in each scene. Ages 3–5. (May)