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Leticia and the Ladybugs

"Leticia and the Ladybugs is my favorite of favorite bands," said Jennifer the Jack Rabbit. She wiggled into a more comfortable perch on one of Charlie's humps.

Bubba Byrd jumped up and down on Charlie's other hump. "How long now before the show starts?"

"Settle down, Bubba," said his sister Bingo who sat on Charlie's neck. She turned to the Bactrian camel, "Thanks so much Charlie for letting us sit on you."

"My pleasure, Bingo. I figure this is better than clinging to Ghandi's neck for a couple hours."

"Oh, Charlie, you silly guy," said Bingo, flying up to Charlie the Camel's head. "Yooo-hooo, Ghandi!"

She had to call up to Ghandi the Giraffe a few times before she caught his attention. He was all nerves. He was responsible for getting the band to sign the contract to play at Thomas' and Winnie's wedding. He said, "I hope they'll let us into the band's dressing room!"

"Relax, chum," said Charlie. "Just say 'The Wedding' to the guard and we're in. Everyone knows about the wedding."

Bingo nodded, adding, "Leticia has already promised Winnie that the band will play. Jennifer says the contract is just a formality."

"I guess a judge would know," said Ghandi, feeling better.

"Here they come! Here they come!" shouted Bubba, flying above Ghandi's head.

The audience clapped, stamped their feet, and cheered as a tiny little box on the stage lit up. "Leticia! Leticia! Ladybugs! Ladybugs! Ladybugs!"

"I told Leticia 'More cowbell!'" Charlie said to Ghandi. "You can never have enough cowbell."

"Without further ado, the Honalee Bay Theater presents. . ., " the announcer proclaimed as a large movie screen came down to fill up the stage, "Leticia and the Ladybugs!!!!!!"

There they were on the screen, 100x their tiny size, Leticia and the Ladybugs performing their popular song, The Ugly Bug Ball.  The crowd went wild.

L is the theme for week two of Round 22 of ABC Wednesday. Check out the meme here and the list of this week's participants here. Thank you much, ABCW team!


  1. More cowbell, lol. Fantastic drawing and story.

    1. Thanks, Jeanna. Charlie is correct. We can always use more cowbell.

  2. I love the vibrant and happy themes of the characters you draw. I hope you write more children's books in the future, I think these characters would bring joy to young ones.

    1. Thanks, Julia. Your words encourage me. When this series is all done, I might turn the posts into a picture book.

  3. ;-) let them keep surprising us

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  4. Oh I love this drawing ~ delightful with motion and sounds!

    Happy Days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    1. Thanks, Carol! I wasn't sure I could execute a drawing that did justice to Leticia and the Ladybugs. They didn't look like they were smiling when I was drawing the scene. lol

  5. I think they had some songs on the charts!

    1. They did a rather inspired version of The Flight of the Bumblebee.

  6. Love the brass section!!! :) ... Susieee, this is fabulous! :)

    1. Thanks, Widders! The trombonist was inspired by the Husband who planed the trombone in his youth.


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