Edmonton Rayleigh Worthington III And His Ladybug Friend

by LaDelle Mercer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/26/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665751599
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665751582

About the Book

Three-year-old Edmonton Rayleigh Worthington III loves exploring his big, beautiful backyard. Every day after breakfast, he grabs his favorite blue blanket in case he decides to rest and a cookie in case he gets hungry, and heads out to see what he can find. One day when he sees something reddish orange in the grass, he soon realizes it is a ladybug. Edmonton has a new friend!
After he counts the black spots on her back, Edmonton takes the ladybug home where he feeds her a raisin and falls asleep with her on his bed. As the summer days pass, Edmonton plays with the ladybug, watching her eat aphids and crawl between tall blades of grass. But when the weather becomes cooler, Edmonton soon realizes that he hasn’t seen his ladybug friend in a while. After he searches and cannot find her anywhere, he feels a strange pain in his heart. With his grandmother’s help, Edmonton learns how to face loss and move forward even though he may never know the “whys” of his loss.
In this touching story with an important message, a little boy who loses his best friend does not find a miracle, but instead, acceptance of what is.

About the Author

LaDelle Mercer lost her father suddenly at age eighteen. After searching for over four decades for a book that reflected the reality of her own personal loss and after teaching fourth grade and watching children come to terms with the most difficult, challenging and sometimes unanswerable questions about loss, she wrote her first book, Edmonton Rayleigh Worthington III and His Ladybug Friend.
LaDelle has retired from teaching and lives on the Maine coast with her husband and two cats. You can connect with LaDelle at edmontonrayleigh@gmail.com