Goodnight Lulu

Goodnight Lulu

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by Paulette Bogan
     
 

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Momma Chicken tries to tuck in little Lulu, but Lulu is worried: What if a bear comes into the room? Or a tiger? Or an alligator? Will her momma scare them away? Will she protect Lulu from everything,even the friendly pigs? Well, she's a pretty powerful momma, and she sure enough can scare away any bad creatures. The ultimate goodnight book for every bedtime,

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Momma Chicken tries to tuck in little Lulu, but Lulu is worried: What if a bear comes into the room? Or a tiger? Or an alligator? Will her momma scare them away? Will she protect Lulu from everything,even the friendly pigs? Well, she's a pretty powerful momma, and she sure enough can scare away any bad creatures. The ultimate goodnight book for every bedtime, whether in the barnyard, your own yard, or somewhere in between.

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Publishers Weekly
After Momma Chicken tucks Lulu into bed and pecks her on the head ("gently of course"), the worried chick calls out, "What if a big, brown bear comes in while I am sleeping?" Momma reassures Lulu that she will "flap and cluck and scare it and chase it all the way back to the forest." Similar reassurances about tigers and alligators follow. Undercutting the sweetness and light is a hilarious visual subtext. Readers see two silent, wide-eyed pigs eavesdropping on Lulu's fearful musings and creeping ever closer to the security of the Momma-guarded bed. When the duo hides with comic ineptitude under Lulu's blanket-their pointy ears are a dead giveaway-the chick asks, "What if the pigs come in while I am sleeping?" Momma promises to "tickle them and squeeze them, and kiss them all over their faces"- and she does. Bogan (Spike) has a ball illustrating this barnyard crew. She wields ink and watercolors in lush reds, purples and blues, but her triumph is in the creatures' highly animated expressions. Momma's wings-on-hips annoyance and her single, angry eyebrow as she takes on a cowering tiger are not to be missed. The book's generous trim size mirrors Lulu's over-the-top fears and the larger-than-life, deliciously droll animals. Ages 3-7. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
"This is guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and, at last, a drowsy 'good night.' "
Children's Literature
Lulu, a little chicken, is being put to bed in the barn by her loving mother. But Lulu is too worried to go to sleep. She begins a series of "What if?" questions. "What if a big, brown bear comes in while I am sleeping?" "What if a big, striped tiger comes...an alligator?" Each time Momma assures her that she would chase it away. But when Lulu asks about the pigs, which have quietly come in during the dialog, Momma simply hugs them and tucks them in too. It's time to exchange "I love you" sentiments and say goodnight. From the frightened Lulu peeking out from under the covers, depicted in ink and intensely colored watercolors on the jacket/cover, we move to the monochromatic end-papers depicting Lulu and the pigs fleeing from the wild beasts. On the back end papers, however, in the same monochrome, our young ones are fiercely chasing the beasts away. The cartoon-y visual narrative adds Momma and her efficient handling of the predators. The pigs are particularly funny as they react to Lulu's scary questions. The concluding vignettes show the potential villains each fast asleep as well. Cozy bedtime fun, reassuring to the youngsters with vivid imaginations. 2003, Bloomsbury,
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A humorous addition to the "What if?" genre of bedtime stories. A little chick systematically prevents her mother from leaving the barn by asking what would happen if a bear, a tiger, or an alligator came in while she was sleeping. Momma hen dutifully provides reassurances, such as, "Then I would pull its tail and roar and drag that tiger all the way back to the jungle where it belongs!" While she emphasizes that those animals aren't around to bother Lulu, she nonetheless calms her offspring by describing her intended actions. Vibrant watercolor-and-ink illustrations are done in rich shades of green, maroon, purple, and gold. The spreads are uncluttered, the images are large enough for group viewing, and there is a story everywhere one looks. The front endpapers show the three imagined "monsters" chasing Lulu and her two pig friends, while on the final endpapers the roles are reversed. A good choice to freshen up bedtime collections.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582348032
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/02/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.94(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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