written and illustrated by Rick Chrustowski
Henry Holt & Company, 2000
Ages 4-8, ISBN 0-8050-6058-8
"It's super beetle! The life cycle of the ladybug is presented with splashy colored pencil illustrations, which leap off the page. This dramatic telling ... describes the battle of the bugs, and shows them up close and huge. The author follows the development of the ladybug from egg to adult through brief, but exciting and detailed text. An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations."