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Lulu and the Brontosaurus (Junior Library Guild Selection)


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There once was a girl named Lulu, and she was a pain. She wasnand#8217;t a pain in the elbow. She wasnand#8217;t a pain in the knee. She was a painand#8212;a very big painand#8212;in the butt.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Now, Lulu was an only child, and her mom and her dad gave her everything she wanted. And guess what? Lulu wanted EVERYTHING. Tons of candy. Tons of toys. Tons of watching tons of cartoons on TV. And if her mom and her dad ever said (and they hardly ever said it), and#8220;Sorry, darling, we think youand#8217;ve had enough,and#8221; Lulu would screech till the lightbulbs burst and throw herself down on the floor, and then she would kick her heels and wave her arms. And pretty soon her mom and her dad would say, and#8220;Well, just this once,and#8221; and let her have whatever it was she wanted.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#169; 2010 Judith Viorst

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Viorst, Judith
Atheneum Books
Smith, Lane
Wissinger, Tamera Will
Smith, Lane
Cordell, Matthew
Imagination & Play
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Humorous Stories
Children s-Imagination and Play
dinosaur; feisty character; independent girl; funny pet; stubborn; temper tantrum; tantrum; independent; feisty; humor; funny; Alexander; terrible, horrible; no good, very bad; sticky situation; throwing a fit; birthday present; stinky cheese; stinky chee
dinosaur; feisty character; independent girl; funny pet; stubborn; temper tantrum; tantrum; independent; feisty; humor; funny; Alexander; terrible, horrible; no good, very bad; sticky situation; throwing a fit; birthday present; stinky cheese; stinky chee
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Black and white illustrations
9 x 5.25 in
Age Level:

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Lulu and the Brontosaurus (Junior Library Guild Selection) Used Hardcover
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Product details 128 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416999614 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While no one can question Viorst and Smith's street cred, they've turned in a curiously unaffecting chapter book. Lulu, a Louise Brooks look-alike, 'was a pain--a very big pain--in the butt.' Given to 'screech till the lightbulbs burst' when she doesn't get her way, Lulu quickly wears down parental resistance to her whims. But when Lulu tries to turn a brontosaurus into a birthday pet, she discovers that there may be a creature who's more willful (and far better mannered about it) than she is. Will Lulu spend the rest of her life as the dinosaur's pet? Will this encounter turn her into a kinder, gentler kid? The plot and characters barely seems to matter--or act only as setups for Viorst's irreverent, metafictional nudges. 'Is that where a brontosaurus would live? In a forest? I'm afraid that I'm not absolutely sure. But since I'm the person writing this story, I'm putting this brontosaurus in a forest.' It's an approach that's made Smith and Jon Scieszka deservedly famous, but here--despite the fun to be had in seeing Lulu finally meet her match--it feels self-indulgent. Smith's angular pencil illustrations bubble with arch humor, but it's not enough to rescue this effort. Ages 6 — 10. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Judith Viorst and Lane Smith team up to create an irresistibly fresh and funny story with an ending that will surprise you again?and again?and again.
"Synopsis" by ,

Join nine-year-oldand#160;Catfish Sam as he captures a day of adventure in his netand#8212;and in verse and#8212; in this unique middle grade novel told through poems and comic illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, heand#8217;s none too pleased: and#8220;Whereand#8217;s my stringer? / Somethingand#8217;s wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!and#8221; All ends well in this winsome book of poemsand#8212;each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and foundand#8212;and most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poetand#8217;s Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
"Synopsis" by , I’m gonna, I’m gonna, I’m gonna, gonna, get ?a bronto-bronto-bronto-brontosaurus for a pet!

Lulu always gets what she wants. Until now. When she asks for a pet brontosaurus as her birthday present, for the first time ever her parents say “No!” and no amount of fit-throwing can change their minds. Taking matters into her own hands, Lulu storms off into the forest. After a few fierce encounters with meddlesome creatures, she finally finds him—a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B. completely agrees that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, but he thinks she would be a perfect pet for him! Could Lulu have met her match?

Beloved children’s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer an irresistibly fresh and funny story with an ending full of surprises!

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