Ladybug At Orchard Avenue by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld and illustrated by Thomas Buchs is a new book in the Smithsonian series in OmBooks.
This is a story about a life through the eye of a ladybug. Your child will see how the ladybug faces predators, what she likes to eat (aphids), and where she will call home in the winter months. After the story is finished learn about the facts of the ladybug.
We really enjoyed this story as it was real bugs eye view of day to day life of a ladybug. My daughter of course was like OH NO when she saw the predators but was really happy when she escaped safely. The graphics are very nice as well and I like the enlarged artwork that goes with the story. The story is professionally narrated. The background music and sound effects are not overwhelming. I like how the pictures pan and zoom the artwork. My daughter liked touching the pictures for the words. When the story is read each word is highlighted which is great for beginning readers to learn the words.
There is three modes to the store – Read To Me – Read By Myself – Auto Play.
I think I might add this to my ladybug theme when we do this and read it again. I really like the facts at the end of the story. Think it’s a great learning tool for kids.
Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Smithsonian’s Backyard series features entertaining stories that answer many questions children have about the habits and habitats of the animals in our own backyards
You can purchase Ladybug At Orchard Avenue in the itunes store for $1.99 and it is compatible with ipod, iphone, ipad.
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of Ladybug At Orchard Avenue for my review. The opinoins in this blogpost are 100% mine.