Dependable, Primary, Habitats, Girls, Family, Outdoors, Birds, Bugs, Curiosity

Document Type

Book Review


Violet is a seven-year-old girl who is fascinated by birds, bugs, and their habitats. She becomes interested in some ladybugs that she finds in her backyard. She makes what seems like the perfect habitat for a little ladybug that she names Small Gloria. When Small Gloria dies in the jar with a leaf and a pebble, Violet becomes discouraged. She goes to her older sister, Nicola, to find comfort, but her sister needs comfort and advice herself. Nicola has a big science project to complete but has absolutely no ideas for it. Violet gives her the idea of creating a small beaded life cycle of a ladybug exhibit. They work on it together and Nicola wins honorable mention!