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Lulu Walks the Dogs Hardcover – September 4, 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Lulu Series

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Gr 3-5-In this sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus (S & S, 2010), the incorrigible Lulu, oft indulged by her parents, is desperate for ways to make money to pay for a mysterious something that they absolutely cannot afford. Rejecting their suggestions to do helpful chores for people as their annoyingly well-behaved neighbor Fleischman does, Lulu settles on dog walking and quickly gathers three customers. But she hasn't anticipated that walking Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia together is not the cinch she thought it would be, and she reluctantly accepts help from Fleischman. As these polar opposites devise strategies to bring the canines under control, they also take steps to overcome their mutual animosity, and a sort-of friendship develops. When Lulu's secret desire is revealed in a Q & A at story's end, it's clear they'll need to work together for a long time to come. The predictable plot takes a backseat to the hilarious narration with much editorial wisecracking and frequent asides directed to readers. The story moves along quickly, variations in page layout and typeface add interest, and Smith's stylized black-and-white drawings are a big part of the fun. A perfect choice for transitional readers.-Marie Orlando, fomerly at Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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“The second hilarious episode to feature feisty Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010), who almost always gets what she wants…. Smith’s droll illustrations interspersed throughout the text add to the humor and developing conflict…the short, funny chapters, over-the-top characters and engaging artwork will give this one plenty of appeal, especially to kids just venturing into chapter-book territory.”

—Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2012

“Lulu still has a world-class case of self-absorption, but her arguing skills have matured a bit since Lulu and the Brontosaurus…. This extended comic fable is rife with authorial intrusion: Viorst ensures that readers are having fun, getting the point, and noticing her fictional ploys (“In actual life this almost never could happen. In the stories I write, things like this happen a lot. Deal with it”). Fortunately, these asides really are funny. Smith is in fine form with his pencil illustrations, especially the caricatures of Lola’s three canine charges—“bigheaded, bad-breathed brute” Brutus, “teeny-tiny white fuzzball” Pookie, and elusive German-comprehending dachshund Cordelia—and the owners they resemble.”

Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2012

"Viorst’s narrator-heroine, enjoying a fresh turn after “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” is full of ‘tude and doesn’t care if you don’t like it. A child of entitlement, Lulu is nonetheless told she needs to earn money for her latest heart’s desire. Dog walking teaches her a lesson. Lulu feels like a cousin of, and a step up the chapter book ladder in difficulty from, Junie B. Jones. Smith’s sharp-eyed charcoals add kick." (New York Times Book Review Children's Bookshelf, September 16, 2012)

“In this sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus (S & S, 2010), the incorrigible Lulu, oft indulged by her parents, is desperate for ways to make money to pay for a mysterious something that they absolutely cannot afford…hilarious narration with much editorial wisecracking and frequent asides directed to readers. The story moves along quickly, variations in page layout and typeface add interest, and Smith’s stylized black-and-white drawings are a big part of the fun. A perfect choice for transitional readers.” (School Library Journal, October 2012)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 940L (What's this?)
  • Series: Lulu
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442435798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442435797
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Diane Greenseid on September 4, 2012
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I just love the "Lulu" books. This one is just as good as the first "Lulu and the Brontosaurus". I'm an elementary school librarian, and these two books are such great read-alouds. The writing is so enjoyable and superior. I can't recommend these books enough.
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As an elementary teacher, II read stories to school kids; they adored the first book and went around singing the "LULU" song for several days after. Some even got their parents to order a personal copy. This one is ok, a little more preachy (good child/bad child). Does not seem so funny or outrageous in Lulu's behavior. They loved the super-bratty Lulu of the first book better. I edited my oral reading by marking out portions of the Brontosaurus book where it got a little repetitious. The Dog walker Lulu doesn't seem to repeat quite so much, which is a plus. I plan to keep using this story. Grades one through possibly grade three should like it. It probably takes two sessions to finish either one of these. It's almost like a pre-chapter book with very short chapters.
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We (family with 5 & 7 yo) just loved Lulu and the Brontosaurus and have been anxiously awaiting publication of Lulu's further adventures. I'm sorry to say this book did not live up to the first one. The plot is a bit draggy and my kids lost interest before the end. Somehow I feel like something of the tone of the first book is also gone here, though I couldn't quite say why. Maybe it is that "Brontosaurus" has a real madcap Roald-Dahl-esque zaniness that just isn't present here.
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I have not read any of the other Lulu books, so I can't compare it to the Brontosaurus one, but I loved this book! It's very realistic--Lulu and Fleischman don't magically become best friends, but they learn to accept each other--and helps readers realize that everyone (even "perfect" people) have faults.

I especially enjoyed the author's inserted comments, such as "Maybe this doesn't make sense, but I'm the one who wrote it. So deal with it." I really really enjoyed all of them!

Hope to buy more Lulu books for our library!!
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I read this chapter book each night to my sons and they seemed to enjoy it. My 6 year old said he REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVED IT. Lulu is saving up money for something super special. She wants to get a job, but she doesn't really know what, and she is afraid that the goody-two-shoes from her class will interfere. His name is Fleischmann. Will she be able to avoid him? Will she be able to do a job well done? My major issue with this book was that there was a lot of whiny dialogue throughout it. Thankfully my boys picked up on it and didn't imitate it.
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I started reading this series to my 2nd graders that I teach with Lulu and the Brontosaurus. They absolutely LOVE Lulu and can't get enough of her. They loved this book and her unusual friendship with Fleishman. I've already received Lulu and the Mysterious Mission to continue the Lulu adventures with my 2nd graders. They were upset to learn that this is the last book in the series .....for now, I hope!
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I picked this rating because I did not like lulu walks dogs better than
lulu And the brontosaurus I liked how u said no one noticed lulu I love all of u books thank u for sharing u hard work with the world
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This book is awesome! It is a valuable tool for teaching characters and illustrations. (2nd grade common core). Everyone in my class was very engaged in the story and never wanted me to stop reading it.
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