Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 08, 2008
Think of all the elements of a great children's story - an exciting plot sprinkled with a lot of humor, a colorful cast of characters, a dose of sentiment, and a wonderful message... that's what you have in "Lydia the Ladybug in Paris," a new book by Marie Lawrence.
All those who were charmed by Lydia in the first story from the Little Ladybugs Gift series will be absolutely captivated from the very first page of this madcap adventure.
The beginning takes on a more serious note as the King of France concerned about the state of the world believes that it his high time to start treating all animals in a friendlier manner. He then decides, of all things, that he will host a fashion show to foster better relations with them. The animal queen who is voted to be the most fashionable will receive a jewel from the King's royal crown becoming most renown. No animal from the largest to the smallest will be excluded from the grandest fashion show ever to be held in Paris.
Then it shifts into a rollicking fantasy as little Lydia is whisked away in a carriage to meet a bevy of glamorous beauties all vying for the coveted title. You and your child will be thoroughly dazzled and amused with the inventive rhymes that describe these majestic divas along with the fanciful renderings of their fashion haute by Emelia Lawrence. Your imagination will quickly take flight as you now begin to visualize these colorful characters clad in such divine attire. How will Lydia, a humble little ladybug, fare in this royal pageantry with queens from such exotic lands and attributes as these...?
"There was a hippopatamus named 'Hedda,'
who wore a big hat
decorated with all sorts of flowers
and a bright pink sash.
Little Lydia thought, hmm,
she will certainly make a big splash."
"A crocodile who was dressed in
a rhinestone-studded satin gown
was quite a sight...
on a boat she had been ferried across
You could see her toothy smile
for nearly a quarter of a mile;
this gave Lydia a bit of a fright."
These queens will certainly beguile you just as the engaging plot with its string of unexpected events leading to the dramatic finale. The king, although he is a buffoon, is a charming one and his antics add to the story. Before you know it, your child will be turning the pages faster than you can read them. There's plenty of action, humor, and imagination to enthrall any child or adult for that matter, and the surprise ending will certainly not disappoint anyone! This is a fun book for everyone and storytelling at its best. It has all the ingredients to become your child's favorite bedtime story.
"Lydia The Ladybug In Paris" by Marie Lawrence is available in ePub format for all eBook readers including iPad at: http://littleladybugsgift.com/in-paris/ and many fine bookstores.
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