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Lulu Walks the Dogs

Lulu Walks the Dogs

How do you help your children make sense of dollars and cents? Sharing stories like Lulu Walks the Dog by Judith Viorst is a perfect way to start the conversation.

Great Read Aloud for Ages 5-8

In this sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, Lulu is back, full of dreams and schemes. When she asks for a "superspecial thing," Lulu is surprised to find that her parents won't buy it for her. Despite her best efforts to convince her parents otherwise (like suggesting they sell their car and take the bus), they tell her that she will have to work to earn the money. After much consideration, Lulu decides that she would make an outstanding dog walker. Right away, she has three customers and three problems: Brutus, an enormous dog whose owner pays Lulu extra because of his sheer size, Pookie, a super-sensitive lapdog, and Cordelia, a daschund who loves playing hide-and-seek (well, mostly hide). In Lulu's mind, things are going well as long as she stays on schedule and earns the money. Unfortunately, none of these dogs want to be bossed around by her. When things go wrong the first day, she is unsure what to do (except yell) until she gets help from a surprising person. It's safe to say that, if she learned to be less rude and a smaller pain thanks to a brontosaurus named Mr. B., she learns about respect and being a good partner from Fleischman. By the way, if you're still wondering what the "superspecial thing" that Lulu wanted to buy is, don't worry--all will be revealed! This short chapter book is a terrific read aloud for the whole family and a perfect reminder of what's really valuable.


Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst
Amazon Says: Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has more...
Amazon Says: Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu’s patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend—or the money she needs? In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over. less...
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