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Lulu and the Brontosaurus
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About The Book
Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!
I’m gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get
a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!
Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isn’t particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds him—a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks she’s gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him!
How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much too tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Beloved children’s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer a fresh and funny tale with several surprise endings!
About The Illustrator
Lane Smith is the author-illustrator of Grandpa Green and the illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, both Caldecott Honor winners. His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated list four times, and several of his books, including It’s a Book and John, Paul, George & Ben, have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with book designer Molly Leach in rural Connecticut, and can be visited at LaneSmithBooks.com.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 3, 2012)
- Length: 128 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416999621
- Grades: 1 - 5
- Ages: 6 - 10
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Awards and Honors
- NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
- Land of Enchantment RoadRunner Award Nominee (NM)
- Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee
- Monarch Award Master List (IL)
- Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award (OR)
- Beehive Book Award (UT)
- Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award
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Book Cover Image (jpg): Lulu and the Brontosaurus
Trade Paperback 9781416999621(4.6 MB)
Author Photo (jpg): Judith Viorst
Photograph by Debbie Wager(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Lane Smith
More books in this series: The Lulu Series
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