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 to stay after school but she doesn’t want to. She’d rather go outside and play with her friends. She is surprised when she has fun and makes a new best friend. 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.