Lottie Paris Lives Here
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Lottie Paris Lives Here

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by Angela Johnson, Scott M. Fischer
     
 

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Award-winning author Angela Johnson and illustrator Scott Fischer take you inside the mind of a spunky girl and the imaginative world she lives in with this delightful story now available as a Classic Board Book!

Lottie Paris may be precocious, but she still knows how to act like a kid. She dresses up, plays on the slide, and prefers to eat cookies instead of

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Overview

Award-winning author Angela Johnson and illustrator Scott Fischer take you inside the mind of a spunky girl and the imaginative world she lives in with this delightful story now available as a Classic Board Book!

Lottie Paris may be precocious, but she still knows how to act like a kid. She dresses up, plays on the slide, and prefers to eat cookies instead of vegetables. She has a great imagination and sees the possibilities in the simplest pleasures. Plus, she’s sassy, so there’s no chance of getting bored.

Join Lottie Paris in her world and you’ll never look at yours the same again!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
12/01/2014
PreS-Gr 1—Lottie is a little girl with lots of personality and an overabundant imagination. She lives in a house directly across from a park and has plenty of adventures both indoors and out. She also seems to spend a fair share of her days in timeout in the quiet chair, but nothing keeps her down. Charming watercolor artwork and a playful text introduce readers to this vivacious child and her endlessly entertaining world.
Publishers Weekly
These in-sync collaborators offer a lighthearted glimpse into a day in the life of a bubbly African-American girl who lives with her Papa Pete in a house across from a park. Johnson's (The Day Ray Got Away) free-association narrative has a chatty cadence: "Do you like Lottie's hat? Uh-huh, me too. Lottie sure can wear a hat. Not everyone can wear a hat like that." Reinforcing the heroine's animated personality, Fischer's (Jump!) punchy gouache paintings reveal Lottie playing in the park, dressing up like a princess, washing her dog with the garden hose, and spending time in the "quiet chair" after she demands cookies (and ignores her vegetables) at dinner and later breaks her father's cellphone. The type also nods to Lottie's energy and spontaneity as it zigzags and swings across the pages. Fischer's art takes liberties that add to the book's sense of playfulness: Papa Pete's face is never revealed; Lottie's extravagant hat is decorated with animals, flowers, and a bright blue feather; and her dog is lavender. Lottie's world is a welcoming one, and she inhabits it fully. Ages 5�9. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Lottie Paris is a lively, confident little girl who lives with her Papa Pete in a cozy yellow house across from a park. Johnson invites readers to take a peek at a typical day filled with walks in the park, imaginary play, and one or two sessions in the time-out chair. Fischer's playful illustrations in Acryla gouache reflect both the energy of a young girl and the stability of a solid sense of place. Whether standing next to her in a framed portrait on the wall, accompanying her on walks in the park, or providing a warm lap at the end of the day, Papa Pete is a strong presence, although the fact that we never see his face—it's either behind a newspaper or located somewhere off the page—keeps our focus clearly on Lottie. And what a character she is! Both the text and the illustrations paint the picture of a curious, energetic, and loving child who is confident of her place in the world. The cadence of Johnson's writing makes this a terrific read-aloud, and a nice addition to storytimes. Reviewer: Heather Christensen
Kirkus Reviews

Sure, she lives here, but she also plays, pretends and occasionally gets in trouble in this lively story about a young African-American girl and her Papa Pete.

Textured, colorful gouache illustrations portray exuberant Lottie with stylized proportions: thin, gangly arms and legs topped by a veritable explosion of brown hair. She is clearly the focus here. Papa Pete's face is never shown, although readers see other parts of him: his feet when he relaxes on the porch; his lower half when he's holding Lottie's hand. Papa Pete is patient, dangling Lottie's little shoes from his fingertips (she wears his) when it's time to go walking and allowing her to eat a cookie before her vegetables; however, he's gently firm when necessary. Text and art generally complement one another: When it's stated "Now, this is Papa Pete leaving the room and his phone....," then "And this is Lottie in the quiet chair—again," it's up to the art to show the broken cell phone. Unfortunately, it's confusing when the text mentions a "babysitter," but Papa Pete is shown; is he her father, grandfather or just someone watching her? Perhaps it doesn't matter; their loving relationship is the point here.

The final spread shows the small family's love: Lottie in Papa Pete's lap on the porch swing, eyes closed, smiling, cuddling her little dog on her lap. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481409667
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Series:
Classic Board Books Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
870,330
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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