When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her. The girls write the best poem they can, and while waiting and hoping to win, they decide that "Lucille" would be the perfect name for a dog. But when Mr. Noah finally announces that they have won, Ava is so disappointed when she sees the prize, a parakeet, that she says, "You're not the real Lucille!" Ava must discover for herself that with a little patience, a little imagination, and a lot of love, her new pet will be every bit as much fun as a dog—and a fine friend besides.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|File size:||37 MB|
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|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
CARI BEST has written many award-winning picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Are You Going to be Good?, a Parents' Choice Award Winner; and most recently, Easy as Pie. Ms. Best lives in Weston, Connecticut.
MADELINE VALENTINE is the illustrator of Albertine's Got Talent by Shena Power. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Cari Best has written many award-winning picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and My Three Best Friends and Me, described by the New York Times as “refreshing” and “exciting.” Her picture book If I Could Drive, Mama was described by Publishers Weekly as “a wonderful tribute to an imagination in perpetual motion.” In the Country of Queens is her first novel. Ms. Best lives in Connecticut.
Madeline Valentine grew up painting and drawing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Today, she is a 2007 graduate of Pratt Institute, and paints and draws in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is the illustrator of Ava and the Real Lucille by Cari Best.