Lucy The Ladybug
Dedicated to my mom, who helped
with the making of this book
Today was a special day. It was Lucy’s birthday.
Lucy was a very friendly and kind little
ladybug who had lots of friends. Lucy liked
to draw and run around outside. She liked to
climb trees and play with dolls. She also liked
to read joke books. But her favorite thing to do
was to play with her friends. That’s what she was
going to do today. Today was going to be the
best day ever!
The day started out perfectly. When Lucy woke
up the sun was shining and all the flowers were
in bloom. She got up and went downstairs
for breakfast. There on the table was a heaping
stack of pancakes! Her mom had made them especially
for her birthday! After she had gobbled down
the last pancake, she decided to go for a walk. She
thought,”It’s such a wonderful day, I might as
well enjoy it!” Lucy kissed her mom good-bye
and off she went.
While walking she had an idea. She thought she
should go visit her friends so they could
enjoy the beautiful day together. It was
her birthday after all. She headed to her
friend Sally’s home first. Sally as a spider and
a very busy worker. She had 10 kids to look
after! When she was getting a little closer to
Sally’s house she heard a lot of commotion.
Wondering what it was she ran aver to where
the noise was coming from. She looked
around and then saw it. It was Sally running
out of her house with a broom in her hand!
Lucy got her attention and went over to talk
to Sally. When Lucy asked what was wrong she
said,”Those kids are nothing but trouble. I
asked them to wash the dishes, but they broke
all the plates. Then Johnny got stuck in the chimney
when he tried to climb up it! I’ve been so busy
I haven’t had time to do anything!” Lucy asked Sally
if she wanted to go for a walk since it was such a nice
day, but Sally said she was too busy to do anything of
the sort. Sally said goodbye and left in a hurry.
After Sally had left, Lucy was really hurt. She had
wanted to go for a walk with Sally, but she was too
busy. Sally hadn’t even wished her a happy birthday.
She was upset but decided she wasn’t going to let
Sally ruin the beautiful day. So she took off to her
friend Cassandra’s house. Cassandra always had time
to play. They could play dress-up or have a puppet
show. Lucy knew that Cassandra would want to
go for a walk with her, or at least wish her a
happy birthday. Along the way she noticed the sky
was a little bit darker. “That’s alright,” she thought,
“A little shade is always nice.”
As Lucy got to Cassandra’s house the sky was
quite a bit darker, but she didn’t worry. She
knocked on the door and Cassandra answered.
Lucy asked if she wanted to go for a walk, but
Cassandra said, ”Go away, I’m too busy for a
walk. I’m getting ready for a party!” She
turned around and left. Now Lucy was really,
really upset! Both Cassandra and Sally were
too busy to go for a walk and neither had
wished her a happy birthday! The day was
getting even worse. What was a beautiful, sunny
day, was now an cloudy, miserable, windy day!
She was tempted to forget about going for
a walk or seeing her friends, but then thought
that if anyone could cheer her up it would
be Frank. Frank was a frog and always made
Lucy laugh. “Yes,” she thought,” that’s is
what I’ll do.” Then she headed off to Franks.
By the time Lucy got to Frank’s the wind was
howling, the clouds were black and you
could hear thunder in the distance. She was
a little frightened by the weather, but knew
Frank could cheer her up. She knocked on
the door, but there was no answer. She opened
the door, but no one was there. She walked
inside and saw Frank on the couch looking very
sad. She decided she didn’t want to trouble
Frank with her own problems since he was sad
enough already and left. As soon as she got
outside, she started running. Her perfect day
was ruined! All her friends were too busy to play
her and nobody had wished her a happy birthday!
This was the worst birthday ever!
She ran all the way home. She went straight
up to her room and cried. She stayed in her
room the whole afternoon, when she heard the
doorbell ring. Her mom called to her and said,
”Honey? Someone is here to see you!” Lucy being
as curious as she was, went to see who it was.
She opened the door and.....SURPRISE!!! All her
friends were standing in the doorway holding presents
and a GIGANTIC cake! She invited them in. They
spent the rest of the afternoon there. They ate cake,
played pirates, and put on a puppet show. Then they
opened presents. Lucy got a doll from Sally, a dress
from Cassandra, and a joke book from Frank! Later
that evening when she was going to bed, she thought,
“This was the best day ever!”