Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lulu walks the Dogs (Lulu Book #2) by Judith Viorst –ADVISABLE

Viorst, Judith  Lulu walks the Dogs (Lulu Book #2) 160 pgs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. $10.87.  (Rating: G)
Lulu is back and just as determined and stubborn as ever. She wants something, bad enough to get a job. But there is competition, a boy in the neighborhood, Fleischman, who does all the little chores people need help with, and Lulu can’t stand him. She decides to be a dog walker, and it’s a bit more challenging than she thought. Of course Fleischman makes it look easy, which just makes Lulu more mad. Is what she wants worth working with Fleischman?
I really like Lulu, she reminds me of me! The presentation of the book is like a beautiful gourmet cupcake, all cute and perfect. The story is cute and quirky too. The only problem is that it’s a hard sell. A 160 pages is too much for a 1st grader, but Lulu seems like she around that age, so older students aren’t too interested. The first book in this series is a Beehive Book Award Nominee, so partner this new one with your presentations on the voting, and it will be a sure hit!
EL -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.

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