Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kindby Lorena Siminovich
Meet best friends Alex and Lulu. Alex loves having noisy, exciting adventures, and Lulu likes painting and making things. Even though they are different, they always have fun together. Until Alex begins to worry that they might be TOO different — that they might actually be opposites! Discover what opposites really are in this quirky story that celebrates differences.
Alex, a white dog with a large black spot over one eye, is best friends with a white cat with black markings. One day, Lulu gets her pal thinking about the ways in which they are different; for example, Alex enjoys soccer and playing ship's captain, but Lulu prefers painting flowers. He worries that their relationship is in jeopardy. To reassure him, Lulu offers several examples of true opposites ("big and small," "wet and dry") and reminds Alex that they share many interests in common (pillow fights). What's more, their differences can mesh, making the friendship solid and interesting. Siminovich's spare scenes offer patterned backgrounds and an occasional charming detail, such as a trio of ants carrying a leaf umbrella or a "FRAGILE" packing sticker on Alex's homemade boat. The block figures, who always seem to be on tiptoe, pose in linear fashion. With their retro feel and lack of fuss, the artwork is delectable. Despite stereotypical gender roles, the text serves both storytellers and independent readers.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Lorena Siminovich grew up in Argentina and remembers that she started to draw when she was very young, excited by the possibilities of the blank page. She has written and illustrated several children’s books and is currently working on the next title in the Alex and Lulu series in her studio in San Francisco.
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This is a cute, fun and fast read for my little one. Good story, and the art work is beautiful.