Lucy in a Sand Hole by Heiki Vilep is a collection of three delightful short stories revolving around Lucy and her adventures. The stories are enchanting and they all have beautiful concepts for young readers. In 'An especially special pancake,' Lucy, Andy and Madeline decide to make pancakes as there is no one in the house. 'How Lucy became a war nurse' describes how Lucy and her friends play a war game and Lucy takes care of the wounded with gauze bandages, medicines and vitamins. The last short story, 'Lucy in a sand hole,' is a fun tale where Lucy entertains readers by making sand cakes to sell to pay for her new bike she is planning to buy. All the stories have different themes, which make the book an entertaining read.
The author's voice is very nice and engaging. The stories are detailed and descriptive with colorful illustrations that help readers connect and identify well with the characters and scenes. The stories have their own magic and whimsy which will keep children engrossed till the very end. Lucy is adorable and so are the rest of the characters. What makes the book relatable is the fact that kids can do everything that Lucy and her friends do in the stories. Whether it is Lucy making sand cakes, her meeting the alien, making pancakes and messing up the kitchen, or reconquering the hill, all the stories are fast paced and charming.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
Date and place of birth: 27 March 1960 in Tartu
Membership: Estonian Writers' Union, Estonian Literary Society, Estonian Authors' Society, Estonian Performers Association, Estonian Parents Union
Books in English:
The Monsters of the Closet Door
The Sounds of Silence
Lucy In A Sand Hole
Lucy Invents A Candle Blower
Lucy and Madhouse Canteen
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book that I purchased because the title character shares a name with my preschooler grandchild was disappointing in poor editing and the use of gun play with realistic looking "toys" and wounded children that he child nurses. Also it is a "print-on-demand" book that wasn't discussed when ordering and could not be returned at my local store involving extra cost and effort to return my mail to NJ.