Saturday, June 9, 2012

Remember Lulu & the Brontosaurus?

Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith
Finally, a follow-up to the fantastic Lulu and the Brontosaurus! While Lulu's run-in with Mr. B may have stopped some of her brutish behavior, Lulu is still a demanding and determined girl and this time she wants a special something. (And I won't tell you what it is because I don't want to ruin the surprise.) So when her parents tell her she'll have to earn the money to purchase this special something on her own, Lulu decides on the perfect job: dog walking. Unfortunately, the dogs are as difficult as Lulu. Neighbor Fleishman offers to help, but he's worst than the dogs with his perfect little goody-two-shoes ways and all Lulu wants to do is stomp him (I think you will, too). This quirky sequel will have kids (and their parents) rolling with laughter and singing money songs. With short chapters and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith, Lulu Walks the Dogs can be read aloud to patient listeners, or tackled by strong new readers. Now I just have to come up with a clever rhyming song to cajole Ms. Viorst into writing another Lulu tale.

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