Friday, March 29, 2013

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
by Hilary Mckay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
Albert Whitman, 2013.  108 pgs.  Intermediate.

     Lulu the pet-lover ("you can have as many as you want, but you have to clean up after them"), her family, and best friend Mellie are off on a vacation to the beach. The woman from whom they are renting a beach cottage warns them about the dog from the sea, who is a thief, a trash-can-upsetter, and a general nuisance.  Of course Lulu befriends him and tames him down, but when the cottage owner calls the dogcatchers, the dog runs away and doesn't come back--until Lulu and Mellie really need him.  Another needy animal finds a loving home when our dear Lulu gets on the case.  Young animal lovers should love Lulu.  Lulu and the Duck in the Park is the first book in this charming series.

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