Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith
From Miss Terry at Main
Lulu, a small girl who is a giant pain, is used to getting whatever she wants and lots of it. When her parents tell her no, that she may not have a Brontosaurus for a birthday gift, Lulu tells her parents “Foo on you!” and sets out on her own to find one. When the tables are turned, Lulu almost becomes what she set out to find…a pet!
Lulu’s story is full of danger and adventure with quite a few laughs. She learns some valuable lessons and makes a few friends along the way. A cautionary tale for demanding children and their parents, this story is a perfect book for an adult and a child to share together. Lulu and the Brontosaurus is recommended for school age children.
This would pair perfectly with a couple of picture books from our collection that talk about wanting impossible pets:
- Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
- Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!? by Lois Grambling
- Can I Have a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dad? Can I? Please!? by Lois Grambling
Want more Lulu? Check out the next great adventure, Lulu Walks the Dog, by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.