The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal it meets, no matter how big or small. But after a whole day of being bad-tempered, the ladybird realizes that life is much better when you're in a good mood! In this comical story, Eric Carle explores the concepts of size and time, using his trademark collage style with lots of bold colour and beautiful illustrations.
Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer for the New York Times. He went on to be the art director of an advertising agency before he began writing and illustrating children's books. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.