Synopses & Reviews
A playful story with a surprise ending!
she's run away!
Look in the cornfields!
Look in the hay!
Where, oh where, is Louella Mae?"
Louella Mae is missing and everyone on the farm is frantically trying to find her. In the hay, in the well, in the barn: she is nowhere to be found. But there's a surprise in store at the end of the book when we find that Louella Mae is . . . a pig, who just had piglets!
Wonderful illustrations and playful humor make this book perfect for reading aloud. Its rhythm, rhyme, and sense of fun make it just right for preschoolers.
"A light-hearted, fetching story told in rollicking verse."--The Horn Book
, starred review
"Savvy bookmaking turns this energetic barnyard romp into a fun guessing game."--Booklist
"The search is on all over the farm: Grandma and Grandpa, uncles and aunts, cat and dog cant find Louella Mae.... They return home--and there is Louella Mae, asleep in the tub with her five brand-new piglets. A light-hearted, fetching story told in rollicking verse." --The Horn Book, starred review
About the Author
Karen Beaumont Alarcón
has taught a whole range of ages. Her youngest student was in preschool and her oldest, so far, has been 109 1/2 years old. She lives on a ranch in San Martin, California, with her children and a variety of animals.
Rosanne Litzinger illustrated and stapled together her first book when she was three years old. It was entitled A Day in the Life of My Uncle Fred and started with his breakfast. She has since illustrated numerous picture books, including her recent While You Were Chasing a Hat, by Lilian Moore. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.