Lola Dutch

Lola Dutch


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ISBN-13: 9781681195513
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 126,230
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright live in Utah with their four uniquely intense children. In 2008 Sarah Jane opened a simple online shop that has since grown into a worldwide business with art prints, fabrics, wallpaper, puppets, and illustrated children's books. Kenneth is a full-time educator and history teacher. Together Kenneth and Sarah Jane share a ridiculous number of hobbies. On any given day at the Wright house you'll see treehouse building, pastry making, spontaneous musicals, and kids tucked into cozy nooks, reading stacks of books on EVERYTHING. This is their first picture book together.
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Lola Dutch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Mazegrace More than 1 year ago
Lola Dutch is an absolute delight. I can’t tell you how much we’ve giggled with glee as we’ve read this book again and again over the past few days. The illustrations are so charming and we are a huge fan of Sarah Jane's work - we have several of her prints in our kids' rooms. But I think the most delightful part of the book for us has been the story by her husband, Kenneth Wright. Both of my kids love to create and draw and write and have huge imaginations, and I love that the main character Lola Dutch has a little group of animal friends that love her and support her creative endeavors in different ways - they jump in and start creating with her, and Bear is there offering quiet support. I had a really engaging discussion with my son yesterday (he's 11, and I didn't think he'd even care to read it, but he's read it as many times as my 7 year old daughter has) about how the sweet Bear is such a good, steady presence and loves Lola whatever she does - even if she makes a big mess creating her works of art. And then he compared the Bear to his dad and I and how we support him in what he tries to do. (which may have made me teary-eyed.) I love that he got it. That we make space for people to create and dream and be who they are, and we support each other with who we are. All that from a sweet little story about a girl with a fabulously big personality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A visual delight! Not only are the illustrations stunning and whimsical but it's got a beautiful story and message to match. Anyone who could read Lola Dutch and not see how fervently she encourages indulging in that which makes you creatively and uniquely you clearly hasn't read this book, or missed it's point entirely. Lola and her friends teach kids to let their imaginations run wild and embrace their own individuality. It is beautiful, charming, and perfectly encapsulates the magic and exploration of childhood. BRAVO!
KhloeT More than 1 year ago
We received our book today and it has already become a favorite. This book indeed has stunning illustrations and the colors and artistry that goes into the visuals of this book are really quite amazing. While I understand where the other reviewer is coming from, I have to completely disagree. In my opinion, the vibe of this book is all about being embracing "Being Too Much" and truly engaging with the world around you. Lola is a darling little girl who is so inquisitive about art and learning new skills, such as cooking, that she often gets caught up in the excitement of learning. However, that is the enduring lesson of this book. That being curious and excited by new things should be encouraged and embraced! When I read a book to my child at night I want to introduce him to a world of learning and help peak his curiosity. This book shows that learning new things is FUN! Trying new things is FUN, and most importantly asking questions is FUN! What is great about Lola is that she isn't perfect. As a mom, there are so many times a day where my little one asks question after question and that is what is so relatable about Lola. She isn't a perfectly calm and composed character. She is hasty and full of energy and her little friends in the book love her and support her in her attempt to learn all that she can. If you want a children's book that will teach your child that learning and curiously exploring the world around them is exciting and fun, then this is the book for you!
AnnabellaG More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful character! Lola Dutch reminds me so much of myself as a child... insatiably curious and constantly wanting to create and explore. Her message is one I just love sharing with my own children. I want them to be curious. I want them to love reading and know that books contain the most amazing information. I want them to have a desire to learn and to explore and to create. We love following Lola on her crazy day! And the beautiful illustrations give us so much to talk about. Recipes, famous painters and inventors. There are so many things to take from this book and explore more on our own. AND the cover has an illustration of a house inside with a Lola and Bear to cut out and play with. Even that continues to inspire more creative play. What a wonderful book! But, it's more than just a book. It's a fun reminder to always be curious and creative.
rnoelwright More than 1 year ago
What a sweet story with delectable art to match. I was so excited to read this story to my 2nd grade class. They loved every minute of it. They wanted me to wait to turn the page because they weren't done looking at the pictures yet. They giggled, oohed and awed on each page. It was so fun asking questions like, "What would you eat for breakfast with Lola?" My student's imaginations took off running! Not only did my students love the book, but it reminded me that I could try and bring a little more creativity and "little bit much" into our day at school together. Bring on the paints!!!
KristinCronkright More than 1 year ago
Lola Dutch is phenomenal! My girls and I initially fell in love with the cover art, but the entire story is one to keep near and dear to our hearts. Lola embodies the finest parts of all three of my children; creative, imaginative, sensitive and joyful. We loved how passionate Lola was about making everyday things fancy and extravagant. I won't spoil the end, but it rings true that sometimes you just need some of your most simple comforts at the end of the day. As an art major; I appreciate the nod to classic artists depicted on almost every page. Those renderings were a great talking point for my little ones and launched us into deeper conversations on Monet, Matisse and Michelangelo. Sarah Jane Wright has a beautiful illustrative style that makes us want to jump into each page and live there forever. We especially loved all of the extra details that were tucked into the reverse side of the book jacket. So clever! We loved reading about Lola's adventures in her first book and look forward to what hopefully becomes many more!
ReneeMH More than 1 year ago
Lola Dutch is charming and colorful story that reminds us to embrace imagination and dream big, even when it is messy and even downright wild--a message I need to remember when my little ones get larger-than-life ideas. We got this book earlier this week, and my children are LOVING it. We've read it multiple times every day. My favorite thing is that as soon as we finished it the first time, my kids wanted to cut out the puppets that come with the book and play with Lola's house (inside the dust jacket). I't s a book adults can enjoy as much as kids (the mark of good kidlit) because it's full of clever references to classic art and literature...every time we read it, I discover something new to enjoy.
ScottMcMillan More than 1 year ago
Just read Lola Dutch. Again. The first time I was pulled straightaway into the story by the energetic art--especially the choice of color. Fluid. Fun. Carefree. True to an adventure story but without any of the fear or danger such a tale might invoke. In kids OR their parents! But beyond the fanciful style, I was mainly drawn to the book's ringleader, Lola herself. What will she get herself into next? (Reminds me of my daughter.) The second time through, I was still in it for the ride. Kind of a Jumanji goes to cooking school and the art gallery, but with a “DO try this at home” reassurance. Kids can let their imagination run wild, leave some clutter behind, crash at the end of a long adventure—all with no harm done. And the more friends the merrier! Third time, though, I started paying attention to Lola's friends, especially Bear. Every child needs a friend. But she also needs boundaries. Subtle direction and reinforcement every now and then. And a gentle bear to hug when she’s all adventured out. (And maybe a fluffy bed to surround her at the end of jam-packed day.) Can’t wait to see what Lola gets herself up to in the morning! Another adventure perhaps? Sequel Please!