Lonely Lola Ladybug School Visit Video

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lonely-lola-with-award-high-res -1000 CopyLonely Lola Ladybug, Bellastoria Press 2015, won the 2016 Vinnie Ream Award from the National League of American Pen Women. CLICK HEREfor details. This rhyming adventure story is about Lola, a lonely ladybug, who finds the courage to search for what she wants most in the world…a friend and along the way, discovers something amazing about herself.  In the back of the book is a Parent’s Guide with questions to stimulate critical thinking about the book’s themes of courage and friendship.

Lola’s story is a lesson about overcoming fear and taking risks in order to open doors to happiness. She learns joy comes not just from friendship but also from discovering who she truly is. The book’s colorful mixed-media illustrations, coupling collage and water-color, are in themselves a work of art. Children of all ages will delight in the whimsical drawings of the insects Lola encounters on her journey. .”– Mary Ann Carr, Writer & Educator


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