Friday, May 4, 2012

Lulu Atlantis and the Quest for True Blue Love

Lulu Atlantis and the Quest for True Blue Love
Patricia Martin, illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Schwartz & Wade, 2008
$15.99, Hardcover
April 13th, 2012

Genre: Realistic
Age: 7+
Description: Lulu Atlantis wants to discover what true blue love is. She’s jealous that her father is an activist and is gone a lot, her mother just gave birth to Sam a new baby boy, and Lulu is feeling ignored. In four interrelated stories, Lulu is on a quest for live. She’s accompanied by her best friend, Harry, a daddy longlegs who wears a top hat, and a skunk they rescued from a yogurt container.
Opinion: This is an odd but boring story. I was happy to see that it is illustrated by Marc Boutavant (author of Around with World with Mouk). The language will actually go way above most readers’ heads since this is aimed at 7+ and I don’t think they’ll get the idea that Lulu is struggling through her feelings of having a new sibling by having adventures with and getting comfort and companionship from an imaginary friend.

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