Angelina Neatolini came from a long line of neat and tidy people. In fact, her great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather invented the garbage can. Her mother ironed her linguini and her father vacuumed the grass. But Angelina liked to roll in the dirt whenever she could. And like most kids, Angelina wanted a pet, but pets are messy and the Neatolini parents did not allow mess in their new house at the end of Ladybug Lane, where they recently moved from the dirty city. Enter a hard-of-hearing and very daffy fairy godmother ladybug—and magic, mess, and mayhem ensued in the house at the end of Ladybug Lane, which became anything but neat. This magical, funny story has messages of tolerance, “it’s OK to be different,” and unrealistic parental pressure, and it features the spot-on whimsical art of newcomer Valeria Docampo.
Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating award-winning children’s books for more than 25 years. She is the creator of the bestselling picture book Auntie Claus and has published several illustrated novels, including Ms. Rapscott’s Girls and its sequel, Making… More about Elise Primavera
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Published by Robin Corey Books Mar 13, 2012| 40 Pages| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780307974754