Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Lulu loves animals. When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn't allowed to bring pets to school. But she's not really breaking the rules because it's just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen. . .
A fun-filled new series for early readers and animal lovers alike.
For kids ages 7-10

MY TAKE:

I've never had a pet, but I do like most animals. If you're a really big animal lover, you will love this book.

In Lulu and the Duck in the Park, Lulu adopts a duck egg after she finds it alone in its nest. Of course, things get complicated when she brings it back to school.

It's a cute, simple story. It's predictable but it's a feel-good story that kids will like. If you're a fan of books like The Boxcar Children, this book has a similar vibe. It's probably because of the illustrations, but it could also be because of the overall tone of the book.

Lulu is a nice kid. I can't imagine that there are a lot of kids whose parents would let them keep so many animals, though. :P

Thanks to NetGalley and Albert Whitman and Company for the e-ARC. Publication date of Lulu and the Duck in the Park is on September 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. It will encourage kids who love animals.
  2. It promotes the proper treatment of animals.
  3. It's a feel-good story.

THE BAD:

  1. Some people may find the book boring.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
That was what Mrs. Holiday, who had been brought up in Scotland, called the cookie-ish, appley, peanut-butter-sandwichy snack that came after swimming.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like Dr. Doolittle.
  2. You like animals.
  3. You like children's books with an old-school vibe.

RATING:
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