Stanek, acclaimed author of the popular books The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches and Journey Beyond the Beyond, has selected an irresistible combination for young readers: loveable critters and heart-warming stories. The Bugville Critters stories address all the major issues of growing up and are designed to appeal to the ever-growing interests of children everywhere. In this story, Lass Ladybug doesn’t let Cat Caterpillar come over to play because she and her other friends are practicing for the B. Havior School Annual Spelling Bee. Mom Ladybug comes up with a plan to correct Lass’s rude behavior and that plan includes a fantastic picnic lunch in the backyard for Lass and her friends. The wonderfully crafted story is paired with energetic voicing of a colorful cast of crittters and playful scenes. This rollicking adventure is sure to be a favorite with the storytime crowd.