Regular Lu

Summary:

Lu decides he needs to be recognized as more than "just a mouse," and declares himself king. It's not long before the requests from the other animals become overwhelming. It's then that Lu learns a very important lesson.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The concept of be true to yourself and is written perfectly for the target audience. The illustrations are fun and make it clear that the grass isn't always greener.

Content Awareness Factors:

Absolutely None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He liked the story and thought the mouse was cute.

Parent Reaction

The illustrations are great, the story is sweet. It's a nice twist on a theme we often find in children's books: love who you are. Parents can benefit from the reminder, too.

Type of Book:
There is no doubting the messages of this one: happiness comes from within and being who you are! and be careful what you wish for!
Educational Themes:

In addition to reminding kids to be careful what you wish for and being true to themselves, you might be able to sneak in a lesson about the chaos that reigns when too many requests come in to Mom & Dad Central, too!

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child 3½ years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book that everyone can enjoy.

Title Regular Lu
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Author Robin Nelson
Publisher Absey & Co © 2005
Illustrators Robin Nelson
ISBN 1888842466
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal Character, Fables and Folklore, Life Lessons
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