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LITTLE LOLA

Author: Julie Saab

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Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2014

Material: hard cover

Summary: To do: wake up, stretch, play games, go to school. Little Lola has a daily routine like any other kid. Except that Lola is a cat! After she finds some glasses and clothes, Lola boards the bus and has a most fantastic day at school. This is the first title in a picture book series about a curious cat and her adventures.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 1.3

Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.

Young Reader Reaction: My son (3) and daughter (5) absolutely loved this book. They thought it was hilarious and requested it over and over again.

Adult Reader Reaction: I also enjoyed this book. Lola is such a fantastic character and the illustrations are so detailed and fun. I wasn't surprised that my kids liked Little Lola, but I didn't anticipate just how much they would like it.

Pros: Lola takes kids on a fun adventure with unexpected developments and a great deal of humor.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This would make a great present for a little kid.

If You Liked This Book, Try: SPLAT THE CAT   RIP SQUEAK AND HIS FRIENDS   WHAT A DAY IT WAS AT SCHOOL!

Educational Themes: Little Lola is a book to read for fun. Even so, you could play a game of "what would you bring to show and tell if you were a [animal name]? Lola also can help introduce the concept of lists and schedules to young children.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters, school, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2016

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com; and feedback at barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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