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Lulu and the Magic Box

Lulu and the Magic Box

by Lucie Papineau, Catherine Lepage (Illustrator)

The tricks in Lulu's magic box can prevent nightmares, boredom, sulkiness, and more.


The tricks in Lulu's magic box can prevent nightmares, boredom, sulkiness, and more.

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Children's Literature
Little Lulu is proud of her ability to turn a bad situation around as she delves into her magic box for just the right trick. Whether she needs a cure for waking up and not wanting to go to school, a remedy to help her through a sleepless night filled with scary dreams, a fun activity to cure her boredom, or a little something to help her arguing parents find resolution, Lulu turns to her magic box. Lulu demonstrates creative thinking and a sense of self-empowerment as she resolves conflict independently, a skill that young readers can learn to develop in themselves. The conclusion, however, is a bit disappointing. Lulu claims that the best trick of all will never fit in a box and then states that the magic happens with her cat, Tilly, a creature referenced at the story's start but not integral to the rest of the tale. Perhaps the problem is with the illustrations that occasionally show Tilly as a companion but fail to tightly connect her with the magic-making process. This Yellow Level title in the "Read-it! Readers" series appeals to readers who are prepared for more challenging ideas, a broad vocabulary and a wide variety in sentence structure but are not yet ready for more complex ideas, extended vocabulary, or expanded language structures. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 8.
—Wendy Glenn, Ph.D.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Read-It! Readers Series
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

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