Friday, May 16, 2014

"Judith Viorst has been in my life for a very, very long time." ~Jackie

This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst's Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission

"Eeny meeny miney mo, "
"That babysitter's got to go."

Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing days behind her. That is, until her parents announce that they are going on vacation--without Lulu! Not only that, but they are leaving her with the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky, who says hello by bellowing, "The Eagle has landed," and smiles at you with the kind of smile that an alligator might give you before eating you for dinner.

The second her parents are out of the house, Lulu tries out several elaborate schemes to bring them straight back. But just when she seems to finally be making some headway, her babysitter reveals an astonishing that has Lulu crossing her fingers that her parents will go on vacation "all the time"--without her.

Jackie says:
"Judith Viorst has been in my life for a very, very long time.  She wrote one of my most favorite books, Rosie and Michael, which touches my heart every time I think of it, as well as many, many other fabulous books.  I hadn't read any of the Lulu books before, but given the amazing amount of chuckles and snorts I got out of this book, I need to get caught up from the beginning.  This book is a ton of fun and has some twists and turns in it to keep us old folks interested too.  We certainly want to find a babysitter like Sonia Sofia Solinsky!"

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