LULU THE BIG LITTLE CHICK by Paulette Bogan

LULU THE BIG LITTLE CHICK

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Little chick Lulu hopes to fly the coop, seeking independence from her loving mother. With her striped scarf flung across her neck and her pink handbag nestled under her wing, Lulu travels across the farm. “I am going far, far away,” Lulu declares to every imposing animal she meets, though her watchful mother guides her path. Caked with mud and almost squashed, Lulu’s courage wavers when a giant shadow looms near. The stocky cartoon characters enhance this familiar narrative’s reassuring message, and bright, rich colors suit the gentle dynamics. With her impressive creamy feathers and scrawny webbed feet, Lulu is one lovable fowl. Curved lines convey the warm backdrop, and varied expressions enhance the barnyard menagerie’s humorous interactions. The mischievous swine duo, originally featured in Goodnight Lulu (2003), return to follow Lulu’s every move; barely hidden, they peer behind grass and dangle under sheep, providing comic relief. Vibrant watercolor-and-ink double-page spreads seamlessly blend shades to create a natural gleam. This comic feature clucks in with a vengeance. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59990-343-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2009




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