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Goodnight Lulu Hardcover – April 2, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (April 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582348030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582348032
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-A humorous addition to the "What if?" genre of bedtime stories. A little chick systematically prevents her mother from leaving the barn by asking what would happen if a bear, a tiger, or an alligator came in while she was sleeping. Momma hen dutifully provides reassurances, such as, "Then I would pull its tail and roar and drag that tiger all the way back to the jungle where it belongs!" While she emphasizes that those animals aren't around to bother Lulu, she nonetheless calms her offspring by describing her intended actions. Vibrant watercolor-and-ink illustrations are done in rich shades of green, maroon, purple, and gold. The spreads are uncluttered, the images are large enough for group viewing, and there is a story everywhere one looks. The front endpapers show the three imagined "monsters" chasing Lulu and her two pig friends, while on the final endpapers the roles are reversed. A good choice to freshen up bedtime collections.
Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

"This is guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and, at last, a drowsy 'good night.' " (Kirkus Reviews)

"Momma's wings-on-hips annoyance and her single, angry eyebrow as she takes on a cowering tiger are not to be missed." (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Paulette graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1983, (first spending a couple of years at the University Of Miami in Florida, honing her water skiing skills.) and then became a freelance illustrator. Actually, first she became a waitress at Blazing Salads, THEN she became a freelance illustrator.

Paulette has been an illustrator for twenty-five years and has illustrated for many publications including: The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Business Week, Scholastic Magazines, Publisher's Weekly, United Features Syndicate, Newsday, as well as many others. She also taught illustration concepts at Parsons School of Design, her alma mater.

After the birth of her first child, Paulette decided it was time for a career shift. With the encouragement of her mother and her husband, Charlie, she decided to try her hand at children's books. After taking classes, going to children's book conferences, another daughter, and basically driving everyone crazy, she finally got her first book!

Spike was published by G. P Putnam's Sons. Spike is about a loveable dog, who is tired of being a dog! Paulette then went on to have a third child, and write and illustrate several more books for Putnam.

Spike In The City was honored with the Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award 2001, and was chosen by the Society Of Illustrators, to be in their Children's Book, Original Art Show, 2000. Spike In The Kennel was a 2002 IRA-CBC Children's Choice. In 2003 Spike gets blamed for things he didn't do in Spike In Trouble! As a child Paulette often got blamed for things she did not do!

Goodnight Lulu, a children's book of the month selection, published by Bloomsbury Children's Books came out in 2003. In Goodnight Lulu it's time for bed and Lulu, the little chicken is worried. With lots of questions and humor, Momma convinces Lulu that there's nothing to be afraid of! In 2004, Momma's Magical Purse was published. Momma Cat shows that all mothers really do have everything in their purse, including a rescue kit!

In 2005 Paulette teamed up with author Aaron Reynolds and illustrated Chicks and Salsa, a Book Sense Children's Pick. Chicks and Salsa is a hilarious picture book about one rooster's quest for culinary delight! Before you know it, the chickens, pigs, and the ducks, under the rooster's guidance, are planning a Fiesta. Chicks and Salsa is featured on the PBS Children's Show, Between the Lions!

Chicks and Salsa was such a success that Aaron wrote another story involving the crafty rooster, Buffalo Wings, (October 2007). In Buffalo Wings, Paulette portrays the rooster's quest for the perfect game time snack with colorful, hilarious illustrations, lots of action, and of course "the mouse". (You Chicks and Salsa fans know who I mean!)


Paulette's newest book for Bloomsbury is Lulu the Big Little Chick. Lulu, of Goodnight Lulu fame, decides she is a big chick regardless of what anyone else on the farm thinks. She heads off on her own towards "far, far away", and soon discovers being "big" is not all it is cracked up to be. Lulu The Big Little Chick was published on June 23, 2009. Lulu The Big Little Chick won the Children's Choice Book Award in the Kindergarten to Second grade category in 2010!!!

Paulette Bogan lives in New York City where she can be seen walking around the village with her magical purse. She lives with her husband, their three daughters, and their Portuguese water dog, Spikey. Paulette is known for her lively presentations in schools and bookstores that thoroughly engage children AND she can draw the fastest chicken in New York City! It's also been said Paulette draws the fastest pig in all of Brooklyn.

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I highly recommend this book for children of all ages.
R. Bell
Paulette Bogan's illustrations are very charming and alive with wonderful colors, which makes it fun for both children and parents.
Amy
My two year old and four year old granddaughters love it, and I love reading it to them.
Pasadena Granny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Bell on June 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I highly recommend this book for children of all ages. Every kid can relate to this story. The illustrations are wonderful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "ggcnj" on June 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
We really loved this book! It's the perfect book to read before bedtime. The illustrations are so cute and funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "hlckids" on June 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
We have enjoyed Goodnight LuLu immensely! Bedtime can be scarry for youngsters. They worry about the dark, if they are being protected by their caregivers, and if they are safe enough to fall off to sleep. Bogan's book offers a light hearted comforting story of a mother chicken who has all the bases covered so that her baby can fall off to sleep without a worry in the world. It's an original and whimsical approach to a common theme, and it rises above the other bedtime stories that we've read to our 4 kids over the years. Thank you, Paulette Bogan, for a classic-to-be!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Dong on October 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I can't be sure if this book is my daughter's favorite or mine. We've been reading Goodnight Lulu off and on for a couple of years now. We bought it when my daughter was 1 year old and she still enjoys it. This is the book she chose to take to her preschool "share a book" day. The language is very familiar and I believe she relates really well to Lulu and her "worries". I've bought this book as a gift for a couple of friends and it's always a hit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 9, 2013
Format: Paperback
"What if a big, striped tiger comes in while I am sleeping?" asked Lulu.

This is a very cute story about a chick named Lulu who has some night fears. She poses each fear to her mother, who sooths away her fears. It's a very cute and very silly story, which little readers are sure to love. My little reader certainly did! Want a good bedtime read? Then get this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
In `Lulu,' Paulette Bogan's stylish flair updates other classic stories about the constancy of love between parent and child. Here, she twists the typical bedtime anxiety story into a witty contest between Momma Hen and her chick, Lulu. Bogan delivers the expected soothing ending, but has such a great time getting there that it's fresh, funny, delightfully farcical.

Just as Momma is about to turn out the lights, little Lulu asks, "What if a big, brown bear comes in while I'm sleeping." Momma explains that there are no bears in their neighborhood. Lulu returns with a familiar volley: "But what if there IS a bear?"

Have you ever wondered how to respond to a plausible--but extremely unlikely--question like that? If so, Momma will help you with the "what ifs," just as she skillfully helps Lulu with a smashing answer: Then I would flap and cluck and scare it all the way back to the forest where it belongs!" Bogan's illustration shows Momma, suddenly very big and very fierce, chasing a sharp-toothed but very Frightened bear away! This question/answer sequence (with wonderfully exaggerated illustrations) repeats as Lulu think of more what ifs about hypothetical alligators and tigers.

One begins to suspect that there's some complicated matrix of obsessive anxiety and testing of Momma going on, especially when Lulu asks, "What if the pigs come in while I am sleeping?" The two pigs, friends of the family, have been in Lulu's room the entire time--and Lulu must know it. Never imagining that they might be targeted by Lulu, and having heard Momma's thrashing of the previous animal threats, their wide-eyed looks of frightened bafflement are picture perfect. Fortunately, Lulu's tric question is no match for Momma's tender wisdom as she responds without skipping a beat: "...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Goodnight Lulu" is a perfect blend of a fun story with vibrant illustrations that will appeal to young children. Lulu is a little chick that is having trouble sleeping at night, fearful of the creatures that might 'get' her, and so it's up to Momma Chick to reassure her and make her feel safe. The close bond between mom and child is beautifully captured here, as embodied by little Lulu and her Momma. The comic relief is also wonderfully conveyed in the fun illustrations, such as Momma pretending to chase away a bear, tiger, and alligator.
Highly recommended as a bedtime read for young children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emommy on January 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
We love this book. The story is just the right length. It's fun to read and my daughter, age 4, often requests it. The pigs really make us giggle.
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