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 has a bad day. Her friends don’t want to play with her, and she feels so sad and lonely. Things get even worse when she encounters a stranger. But her bad day does have a bright spot--you’ll see. 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.