A Present From Lulu by Caroline Uff
|A Present From Lulu by Caroline Uff|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Keith Dudhnath|
|Summary: Lulu and Granny buy a present for Mummy in a delightful picture book for the youngest of book fans. It's sweet and charming without ever being schmaltzy.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 24||Date: February 2009|
Lulu and Granny are going shopping to get a present for Mummy. They consider getting a book, candle or some chocolates, but eventually decide on the perfect present. Mummy loves it.
I really enjoyed A Present From Lulu. That may be because I know a Lulu, but it's still a lovely book. It's a very simple story, ideal for sharing with the youngest children. It's gentle, sweet and even though not a lot happens, there's plenty to pore over on every page.
Caroline Uff's illustrations are big, bold and swimming with warmth. I chuckled at the picture of Lulu in her sunglasses! You can tell that Lulu and Granny had a lovely time going shopping together, and other Grannies will have fun reading it with their Lulus, then planning a shopping trip together to get presents for people.
Those who've moved on to slightly more detailed picture books will wish that a little more happened in the story, but the youngest of children will really enjoy this charming tale. Recommended.
My thanks to the publishers for sending it to Bookbag.
Chick by Ed Vere is another tale that the youngest book-fans will lap up. Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer is another book with an element of shopping in it - albeit with a Christmassy theme.
You can read more book reviews or buy A Present From Lulu by Caroline Uff at Amazon.co.uk.
You can read more book reviews or buy A Present From Lulu by Caroline Uff at Amazon.com.
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