Bumbles and Lou - A Coat of Love
By Emilie Szasz-Frank , Illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills
"Fitting in can be difficult when you are different, and Ladybird Lou knows this well. She is a ladybird with no spots amongst a school class of confident little critters. But a friendship with a fierce, kind little bumble bee could change everything.
A gentle rhyming book that shows the importance of kindness and tolerance whilst expressing the value of standing up for what is right"
This is such a beautiful book with great rhyming, illustrations and a positive message of accepting others for who they are. Bumbles is a beautiful little bee who is so excited for the new student in class. Lou the Ladybird arrives and the class goes silent. Bumbles is friendly but the other insects are mean to Lou because she doesn’t have spots like a Ladybird is supposed to have. Bumbles does everything she can to make Lou feel welcome and even tells the other insects, “Lou is just like us; she needs love, not chastising.” Bumbles throws a tea party for Lou and invites the whole class. Eventually Bumbles gets the insects to apologize for shaming Lou. They ask Lou how she stays warm without her spots. That’s when she says that she is the same as them and uses a warm coat. And that's when Bumbles lends her her coat of love.
Be proud of your differences,
We are all beautifully unique.
Shout it out loud,
And don’t think it makes you weak.
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