Monday, February 13, 2017

Lucy's Lovey by Betsy Devany- ADVISABLE

Devany, Betsy. Lucy’s Lovey, PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt, 2016. $17.99. Lucy loves one of her many baby dolls the very best. Smelly Baby goes everywhere with Lucy and although she got her name from originally smelling like peppermint, her smell is now more like all of the food that Lucy eats. On the way home from Grandma’s house (and a run in with Grandma’s super slobbery dog) Smelly Baby is hanging out the car window to air out. Unfortunately, Smelly Baby’s seams are loose on her arm and she goes off flying onto the road. Smelly Baby can’t be found and Lucy is devastated. Luckily, Lucy had the foresight to write her address on Smelly Baby’s belly and she is returned home, newly washed. Lucy gets to work right away making Smelly Baby smell like her old self again. I wasn’t intrigued by the cover of this book, but boy was I wrong! The pictures are so well done. Soft and detailed, with lots of color. The story is sweet and relatable. PRE-K, EL (K-3)- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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