The Ladybug’s Garden is a sweet tale of a ladybug’s desire to help others.  She has a picnic planned and she’s very excited about it.  However, on her way, despite her fears of being late, she does all that she can to help her friends. The take away of the story is direct, as appropriate for young children. All in all a straight forward tale that show if you are nice to others, it will be evident to other and they will show their appreciation.

The illustrations are simple but well drawn. Due to their simplicity, they appeal to the targeted age group (possibly 3-5 year olds). Commendable as a debut children’s book at such a young age!

Ladybug’s Garden
by Anabella and Sofia Schofield
Publisher: Pink Umbrella Books
Genre: Children’s Picture Book


When Ladybug receives an invitation to a picnic, she prepares a basket of treats to share and sets off into the garden. On her way, Ladybug notices several bugs in need. She happily stops to help them, but worries she won’t make it in time. When Ladybug finally reaches the picnic, she discovers a sweet surprise!

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About the Author/Illustrator

Anabella and Sofia Schofield are sixteen-year-old twin sisters and best friends. When asked in preschool what they wanted to be when they grew up, both responded, “A ladybug!” Their goals have changed, but they’re happy to be writing about a ladybug now! Ladybug’s Garden began as a project the authors wrote and illustrated at age thirteen. In their spare time, Anabella and Sofia enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, photography, music, and art.



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