Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Iand#8217;m gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isnand#8217;t particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds himand#8212;a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks sheand#8217;s gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that andlt;iandgt;sheandlt;/iandgt; would make an ideal pet for andlt;iandgt;himandlt;/iandgt;! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much too tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Beloved childrenand#8217;s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer a fresh and funny tale with several surprise endings!
It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possible, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way. So she takes matters into her own hands and storms off into the forest to find herself a new pet, all the way singing:
I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get
a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!
In the forest Lulu encounters a number of animals; a snake, a tiger, a bear, all of whom don't particularly impress her. And then she finds him...a beautiful, long-necked, gentle, graceful brontosaurus. And he completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, indeed! Lulu thinks she's gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him!
How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much to tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich?
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.
andldquo;Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetryandmdash;or angling.andrdquo;andmdash;Publishers Weekly
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, heandrsquo;s none too pleased. All ends well in this winsome book of poemsandmdash;each labeled with its proper poetic form. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and foundandmdash;and, most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poetandrsquo;s Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
About the Author
andlt;b andgt;Judith Viorstandlt;/bandgt; is the author of many books for children, including the classic andlt;i andgt;Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayandlt;/iandgt; and its sequels. She lives with her husband, Milton, in Washington, D.C.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;b andgt;Lane Smithandlt;/bandgt; is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of andlt;i andgt;The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Talesandlt;/iandgt;. He also wrote and illustrated andlt;i andgt;Madam Presidentandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;John, Paul, George andamp; Benandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Itand#8217;s a Bookandlt;/iandgt;, which were all andlt;i andgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellers. He lives with book designer Molly Leach in rural Connecticut and can be visited at LaneSmithBooks.com.