Thursday, September 15, 2011

Little Lucy by Irene Cooper

If your child likes dogs (or animals of any kind), this story is going to make him/her smile.

Random House Kids Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  I'm glad they did, it's a really cute beginning reader for grades 1-3.  It has already been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Lucy is a beagle puppy.  She loves the little boy who owns her and she also loves going on walks.  She's real excited to be going on a picnic with her family.  Then she finds out the lake water is cold and wet.  Oh no, she's not going in the water!

They tie her to a tree to keep her close, but she manages to escape her leash and adventure off on her own.  She makes all sorts of marvelous discoveries, but suddenly realizes she doesn't know where she is or where her family is.  But then she smells hamburgers cooking...

Ms. Cooper has written a cute tale about this beagle pup, and John Kanzler's illustrations are sweet.  Your young one will return to this book and read it again.  It's fun to watch Lucy explore...

Happy reading.

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