Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOULA AND MISTER THE MONSTER by Anne Villeneuve. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2015. 32p. SIBN978-177138-3264 hc. $16.95  Gr. K-3   E PIC

Loula loved her very large dog, Mister, and the feeling was mutual.  They did everything together, usually leaving a mess in their wake.  A big dog can leave a big mess.  One day Loula heard her mother talk about getting rid of "that monster" and went in search of a solution.  A few adventures later, Loula returned home, only to find that the "monster" was something else entirely, and that her mother also loved Mister.  Velleneuve's watercolor illustrations with ink pen accents reminded me of those in Ludwig Bemelman's beautiful series of "Madeline" books.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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