- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 950 (What's this?)
- Series: Lucy Rose
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (January 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044042027X
- ISBN-13: 978-0440420279
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Lucy Rose: Big on Plans Paperback – January 9, 2007
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4–Irrepressible Lucy Rose returns in this second book, which is set during the summer between third and fourth grade. She is full of plans–to write in her journal, make a lanyard key chain at Parks & Rec., protect her grandmother's apricots from squirrels, and, most importantly, have a birthday adventure with her father. Life is not all fun and games for Lucy, however. Her parents have been separated for a year, and she begins to fear that this means divorce. Also, a new girl in the neighborhood seems to go out of her way to be unpleasant. Lucy's summer does turn out to be quite full of adventure and she deals with it all in her usual exuberant and cheerful style. She has the dreaded talk with both her mother and father, and learns that yes, there is going to be a divorce, but that it will not affect their love for her. Lucy relates all this and more in her lively diary entries. She is an older version of Junie B. Jones and narrates the story in the same breathless, conversational style. The adults in her life are warm and supportive, and there is never any doubt that they treasure the unique Lucy Rose.– Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
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Gr. 2-4. Lucy Rose is "big on fun and big on plans" for the summer between third and fourth grades. She keeps a journal of her not-boring life in which she writes about making lanyard key chains and loopy pot holders, having a Very Important Day with her father, calling Bingo games at a local nursing home, helping her mother redecorate their new home, and attempting to solve her grandparents' trouble with apricot-stealing squirrels. Lucy Rose's exuberance is evident in her long, run-on sentences, and she makes grammatical errors appropriate to her age. The one subject that dampens Lucy's pervasive optimism is her parents' possible divorce. When the discussion about the subject finally takes place, Lucy comes to understand her grandmother's sage advice: sometimes knowing is better than guessing. This genuine girl and her amicable family provide another palindrome for Lucy's collection: This book is "top spot!" An unresolved problem with a sullen new girl sets the stage for another installment in Lucy's life. Cindy Dobrez
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With her best friends Jonique and Melonhead, Lucy Rose has big plans to create the perfect lanyard at Parks & Rec in time for her mother's birthday, and to hatch a plan to keep the squirrels away from her grandparents' apricot tree. She's also super excited for her Very Important Day - her 9th birthday outing with her dad in August. He keeps giving Lucy Rose mysterious clues, but she can't guess!
Unfortunately there's a couple little snags to Lucy Rose's great summer. For one thing, there's Ashley, a new girl at Parks & Rec who's always mean to the three friends. And of course, there's the fact that Lucy Rose's parents have now been separated for a whole year. Will they get a divorce? Lucy Rose keeps hoping her parents might get back together. But do they want the same?
Lucy Rose chronicles her summer in her diary offering a word of the day (which I loved). She has to deal with a new girl at Parks and Rec. who is not so nice and she struggles to come to grips with her parents impending divorce.
I loved the smart and sensitive personality that Katy Kelly gives Lucy Rose, she's not a whiner or disrespectful like I sometimes find other characters intended for this audience (Judy Moody for example).
I really loved this story it's funny, sweet and serious as well.
We will be looking for all of Lucy Rose's adventures.