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Lucy Rose: Busy Like You Can't Believe Hardcover – September 12, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 930L (What's this?)
  • Series: Lucy Rose
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385733194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385733199
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,778,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-4–In this addition to the series, Lucy discovers that fourth grade is full of new experiences. Through brief diary entries, she provides interesting stories. She also describes her curiosity and desire to eavesdrop on her mother and neighbors. Based on her snooping, she worries that her mother has begun dating, fears that her best friend is moving away, and is convinced that a friend's mother has a gambling problem. As events unfold, the truth is revealed and Lucy is relieved when she learns that her fears were all false and promises to stop spying. The uncomplicated text contains hilarious episodes, such as descriptions of toilet repairs and exploding Halloween costumes. Lucy does not filter her thoughts and feelings, and readers know when she's angry, excited, happy, and embarrassed. Rex's occasional full-page illustrations add humor and verve. The book's conversational tone is ideal for reluctant readers, and fans of the series will welcome this installment.–Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI
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Kelly's third offering in the Lucy Rose series finds Lucy, entering the fourth grade, fascinated by palindromes, perplexed by the multiplication tables, upset because she fears her divorced mother may be dating, and unable to control her insatiable eavesdropping. Luckily, she is surrounded by a supportive family and by teachers who understand her naivete. A sort of literary cousin to Junie B. Jones, Lucy Rose is one of those appealing protagonists whose authentic voice speaks directly to readers. A great choice for kids in the mood to laugh out loud. Kay Weisman
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Lucy Rose is a precocious fourth grader who is facing the added responsibilities of collecting a vocabulary, thinking up new palindromes, and new math. She also covets the leading role in the school play. How can she keep up all the activities without becoming exhausted? Here's a fine story of a busy young girl facing a new grade's challenges.
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