A simple, attractive picture-poem for emergent and newly independent writers to enjoy. The lines on and around the ladybird (or ladybug) are for describing words, such as red, dotty, spotty, shiny, delicate, creepy, crawly, flappy or peaceful. Let children try sounding out the first letter or two, rather than interrupt the fun and flow by checking the spelling. Encourage adventurous language choices to build confidence in trying out new words. Will support a mini-beasts topic or colour learning.