Look at Lucy! (Absolutely Lucy Series #3)

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Bobby is so proud of his puppy Lucy. She's a terrific friend, and a great dog. So when a local store has a pet contest, he happily enters Lucy in it. But it turns out the pet that wins the contest may be featured on TV—with its owner! Bobby is shy. He doesn't like attention. But can he face the spotlight . . . for Lucy?

The third story of a boy and beagle's friendship is perfect for young dog lovers!

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Bobby is so proud of his puppy Lucy. She's a terrific friend, and a great dog. So when a local store has a pet contest, he happily enters Lucy in it. But it turns out the pet that wins the contest may be featured on TV—with its owner! Bobby is shy. He doesn't like attention. But can he face the spotlight . . . for Lucy?

The third story of a boy and beagle's friendship is perfect for young dog lovers!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
The full-cover image of a perky-looking beagle with a large blue ribbon, accompanied by the title, led me to expect a pet story. This is, but it is also a new-school-year-fears story. In fact, Bobby's nervousness about the upcoming school year, his fear of public speaking, and the development of friendships are bigger themes than the dog Lucy's winning accomplishments. Bobby is anxious about the start of his first-grade year; his neighborhood friend Shawn, new to the school, is nervous, too. Their friend Candy, who Bobby met at a dog obedience class, is excited about it. Fortunately, all three have been assigned to the same class. That is not all they have in common. Bobby, Shawn and Candy have all decided to enter their pets in the Pets-o-Rama spokespet contest. Bobby is excited when Lucy wins the local store contest and advances to the regional competition—until he learns that, if she wins, he will be required to appear in TV commercials with her. But Bobby has more pressing concerns, too—namely, the oral report he is required to give about himself in school. Then, the kids start asking about Lucy and the contest, and Bobby is able to overcome his fear. Young children are likely to identify with Bobby's concerns. He is a likeable protagonist who realistically faces his fears. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Bobby Quinn got his beagle in Absolutely Lucy (Golden Bks., 2000). In this book, the eight-year-old is still dealing with fears of speaking in school and making friends, but having a puppy is helping him. When the local Pet-O-Rama store has a contest to choose the best "spokespet," Bobby decides to enter Lucy. After he learns that he has to give a speech as part of the competition, he must decide whether or not he can overcome his fear of public speaking. This beginning chapter book has realistic characters that readers can identify with and root for. Bobby's friends care about and want success for one another. The action and suspense will keep children engaged. The occasional drawings lend graphic support, and the cute puppy on the cover will attract animal lovers.—Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Kirkus Reviews
Bobby and his beagle puppy Lucy are back in this welcome sequel to Absolutely Lucy (2000, illustrated by Amanda Harvey). Lucy has been a big help with Bobby's natural shyness, even helping him to meet his first real friends, Shawn and Candy. But Bobby is afraid of the first day of third grade, speaking up in school and meeting new friends, and Lucy's exuberance sometimes gets out of hand. Once school begins, Lucy misses Bobby and takes to shoe chewing. A contest for a "spokespet" provides an opportunity for Bobby and Lucy to push their social skills-Bobby will have to work with Lucy and perform in public while Lucy will have to focus her wild beagle-energy into more productive activities. Pets and kids are a natural combination, and Cooper gets the nervousness and bravado of third grade just right. New readers will look forward to watching Bobby face the same challenges they do. The familiar characters and Merrell's frequent, detailed black-and-white illustrations will help them face this relatively long chapter book with confidence. Will they want to read more about Bobby and Lucy? Absolutely. (Fiction. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375855580
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Absolutely Lucy Series , #3
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 190,122
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., and her Stepping Stones Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, and Look at Lucy! She is also the children's books editor at ALA Booklist magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Good

    You shoud get this book it is a good book .do you like look at lucy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Awesome

    Great book good book for kids!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Dear sam

    How old are u 2?hah!!!


    Jennifer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Abby the AWESOME

    Great book I have a dog i wish eould act like that

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    sam

    hi

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