The Ladybug and the Ant by Carole St-Laurent
Two impossible dreams. An uplifting friendship forged in stone. Delightful and exciting, your child will be charmed by this blooming friendship tale.
Step into an enchanted garden of flowers where friendship blooms and dreams come true.
As one dreams of flying freely like a butterfly, the other, a lonely orphan, wishes to be part of a family.
Will the Ladybug have to spend the rest of her life alone?
Will the Ant be condemned to a life of all work and no play?
Find out as they’re unique kinship grows into a lasting friendship that inspires them to make their dreams come true by helping each other.
If you are looking for friendship books for preschoolers or children’s books about empathy, The Ladybug and the Ant is a perfect fit.
This sweet children’s book teaches lessons of sharing, acceptance, and cooperation.
An inspiring story about the true meaning of being BFFs.
Easy to read, thanks to its large print format, perfect for the loving grandparents who love to read them stories.
Special note: This eBook contains interactive functions to enhance your child’s experience.
Pick up a copy of this beautifully illustrated children’s book today and watch your child’s heart blossom.
Targeted Age Group:: Children 3 to 6
Heat/Violence Level: Heat Level 1 – G Rated Clean Read
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I remember, about 25 years ago, asking my best friend to tell me a bedtime story over the phone. We were both already full-blown adults, as I was in my early twenties and she was in her early thirties. At that moment, the “Ladybug and the Ant” story was born.
To celebrate and honor our friendship, I decided to finally put down to paper the beautiful story that she had related to me late at night, so many moons ago.
I added a few details of my own. I proceeded to paint and draw all the different illustrations that were to be included in the book. Then, I positioned the illustrations and text together, adding some computerized details.
In November 2017, I officially published the first version of the book in memory of my best friend’s passing. Our friendship was truly one of a kind and filled with laughter. The ladybug and the Ant is a true representation of the kind of friendship that I once had with my very own BFF.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The Ladybug represents my best friend, and I am the Ant.
We encouraged each other to be and do whatever we’d put our mind to, but most importantly, we shared so much laughter.
We also helped each other surpass our limits.
The following day, the two new friends spent the day together again, in the field of wildflowers. Peechooka marveled at Coco’s graceful and flexible flying.
Peechooka: – Oh! You're so lucky, Coco, to fly like that. I wish I could do like the butterflies. I would love to go fast and twirl around like you. But I can’t because I have no wings. Every day, I have to walk and climb everywhere with my six legs in search of food to carry back home.
Coco: – Oh, no! You're the lucky one, Peechooka: you have a family, but I'm all alone. I always dreamed of having a big family like yours and feel surrounded by love.
Peechooka: – This is sad; you must feel so alone! But I have an idea! Would you like to come and live with my family and me?
Coco: – Oh, yes!!! What a good idea. We could play all the time and gather food together! But I also have an idea! Would you like to climb on my back and fly with me?
Peechooka: – Yes ! Yes! Yes!
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