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Monday, 8 June 2015

Review: Lulu

Meet Lulu.

Lulu is a gorgeous little polar bear who loves to sing and dance. But dancing on ice and pirouetting on snow just can’t compare with the call of the show. Lulu dreams of more. She dreams of performing on a real stage.

Despite her friends’ discouragement, Lulu follows her dreams and sails to the city in search of excitement and the theatre. Very soon she becomes an accomplished entertainer; performing to princesses, princes and queens with their kings.

But as much as she loves the stage, the city and the lights, Lulu soon realises there is nothing more satisfying than being with her friends back on the ice.

Little girls everywhere will fall in love with this talented polar bear. I can already see Lulu plush toys in demand!

I take great delight in the fact that Lulu is not deterred or dismayed by her friends’ discouragement. With the wonderful message of encouraging children to chase their dreams, despite obstacles and adversaries, the story also highlights the importance of friendship and love above all.

Lulu is an endearing story written by Georgie Donaghey. The cantering metered rhyme makes for a fun and enjoyable read-aloud story. Ann-Marie Finn’s illustrations, with her clever choice of colour, are simply adorable.

A charming story to delight children again and again.

Title: Lulu
Author: Georgie Donaghey
Illustrator: Ann-Marie Finn
Publisher: Dragon Tale Publishing, RRP $17.95
Publication Date: 1 May 2015
Format: Soft Cover
ISBN: 9780992523954
For ages: 3 - 7
Type: Picture Book

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