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Lara the Yellow Ladybird

Lara the Yellow LadybirdLara the yellow ladybird is different from all her friends, her differences make her unique, but she doesn’t always like being different, what would it be like to be the same as the others? Read this book to find out.

Lara the Yellow Ladybird makes a great early reader with lots of repetition and a nice lesson about being happy about being yourself.

Another great free childen’s story from BookDash.

Authors: Catherine Holtzhausen, Martha Evans, Nadene Kriel
Illustrator: Catherine Holtzhausen

 

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Lara the Yellow Ladybird

Lara the ladybird was a special bug.

Unlike all her friends, she had bright yellow wings.

Everyone loved her yellow wings.

 

Lara the Yellow Ladybird

Each morning, Bibi Butterfly said hello.
And Manto Mantis always waved.

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If you want to listen and read along with Lara the Yellow Ladybird, see a video below from Storytime Sandi:

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