Saturday, January 21, 2012

Short But Charming

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, Illus. Lane Smith (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010, 113pp.)

Lulu is a spoiled brat who is used to getting what she wants. If someone tells her NO, she simply throws a tantrum until the other person submits to her demands. Her poor parents are used to this behavior and usually give her whatever she wants--except for one thing. When Lulu announces on her birthday that she wants a brontosaurus for a present, her parents flatly refuse. So Lulu decides to go looking for one on her own. Viorst’s tale is short but charming, and works in perfect unison with Lane Smith’s illustrations. It is divided into brief chapters, but with its artwork and dialog, could work as a picture book to read to school children during Story Time. Recommended for Ages 6-8.

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