The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle is a fun and interactive story about a ladybug who keeps trying to fight bigger animals until he gets to a whale that slaps him with his tale back to the original ladybug he was talking to. This is a great book to show growth and sequencing because the page gets bigger each time until it comes up to the whale and it takes up the whole page! I think that children will also love the colors and animals that are found throughout the illustrations in the book. I would use this book in younger classes, but if I were to use it in my classroom I would do an activity with sequencing and play a game where the students have to put the animals in order. This activity would also correlate with size since the animals get larger throughout the story.
Reading Level: K-2
Lexile Level: 560L