Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

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Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isn't particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds him--a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks she's gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him! How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is...
Publisher: 2010
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5531 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device. (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781416999638


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Lulu is a girl who knows what she wants, and if her parents won't help her, she'll get it herself! Recommended by Meleesa.

When Lulu learns that her parents aren't going to get her what she wants for her birthday, what choice does she have but to run away into the forest? I love reading this hilarious story out loud. Recommended by Caitlin

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IndyPL_JennyM Jun 15, 2019

Lulu is a very spoiled little girl who wants everything...including a brontosaurus! But what happens when the brontosaurus wants to make HER his pet?! This book makes a nice read-aloud for children who are ready to listen to a longer narrative than a picture book, but don't quite have the attention span for a chapter book.

FindingJane Mar 18, 2015

A charming, whimsical book about a not-so-charming little girl contains valuable lessons about good manners, thoughtfulness and the meaning of gratitude. Filled with the exaggerated pen-and-ink drawings of Lane Smith, the reader is taken along on the journey of a child who gets exactly what she’s wishing for, only to find out—well, we know how such tales usually go, don’t we?

Ms. Viorst is one of those writers who know that not all children are darling, sweet little angels and the rotten ones sometimes need stern warnings about not getting their own way all the time. The lesson is gently given as we see that Lulu’s bossy manner can also provide strength to deal with life’s adversities. But ultimately “Lulu and the Brontosaurus” is a sly little tale for every pouty girl or boy who’s ever thought their parents were being unfair about not getting them everything their little hearts desired.

JCLChrisK Sep 26, 2014

Viorst's narrative voice is characterized by a comically dry wit and the occasional meta intrusion ("Okay, so snakes don't talk. But in my story they do."), and is accompanied by Lane Smith's typically wonderful art and some gorgeous design work. A fabulous package of an early chapter book.

Jun 19, 2013

Very good story. I loved it!

Nov 09, 2010

Little Lulu always gets her way. If her parents dare to say ?No,? Lulu simply changes their minds by employing her trademark ear-shattering shriek. For her birthday this year, Lulu demands a pet brontosaurus. Her parents refuse, Lulu screeches until light bulbs shatter, and then the precocious tot heads into the forest?suitcase containing pickle sandwiches in hand?to find a dinosaur all by herself. After lions, tigers, and bears (oh my), the brontosaurus of Lulu?s dreams rears his giant head. But there?s a problem?the dinosaur thinks that Lulu is going to become his pet. As Lulu and the brontosaurus meet their match in each other, the reader will find more than enough charm in author Judith Viorst?s tongue-in-cheek cautionary tale. Artist Lane Smith lends a hand with adorably droll illustrations, and the result is a lively, lovely tale for children of all ages.


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Jun 19, 2011

Great story. What Lulu wants, Lulu gets and now she wants a Brontosaurus. But what does the Brontosaurus think of this?


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