Monday, June 18, 2018

Lizzie and Lou Seal

Lizzie and Lou Seal

Lizzie and Lou Seal by [Keeler, Patricia]

About the Book:

Title: Lizzie and Lou Seal | Author & Illustrator: Patricia Keeler | Publisher: Sky Pony Press | Pages: 40 | Genre: Children's Picture Book

Book Description:

What will Lizzie do when Lou Seal loses his puff?

Lizzie loves her flip-flops. They go shuffle shuffle across the rug, smack smack on the floor tiles, and thwap thwap down the stairs. Lizzie also loves her blow-up toy, Lou Seal. Lizzie and Lou Seal are off to the beach, but beach fun turns to beach disaster when Lizzie loses her flip-flops and Lou Seal starts losing air! It’s a sink or swim scenario. What will Lizzie do?

This is a beautiful book with mixed media art and a lovely retro feel, for fans of Ladybug Girl at the Beach. Children will relate to Lizzie’s independence and creative problem solving and fall in love with Lou Seal themselves. Filled with lots of fun words and sounds, this is a perfect read aloud book for parents and children alike.

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My Review:

Lizzie and Lou Seal is an adorable story about a little girl and her inflatable dolphin. It's kind of bittersweet. As in life, things happen that don't go as planned, but the girl makes the most of it. My only concern with the story is that the girl goes to the beach alone. There are no adults watching over her. Otherwise, it's a lovely picture book with whimsical illustrations and plenty of onomatopoeia. Amanda thinks that it's a nice book for young children.

About the Author:

Patricia A. Keeler

Patricia Keeler is the author/illustrator of SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK and LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL, both of Sky Pony Press. Patricia received the Christopher Medal in 2011 for her illustrations in WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF. She was also the winner in the children's book category for the New York Book Festival 2013. Patricia has been positively reviewed by the New York Times Book Review, along with Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. Her work has also been a selection of the Junior Library Guild and the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. About DRUMBEAT IN OUR FEET (Lee & Low Books), The Horn Book wrote, "With each page exploring a different aspect of African dance, the book provides history, general information about the various roles of dance in African cultures, and inspiration for all, in addition to facts about costumes, music, and performance. Detailed paintings beautifully support the text." The Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, which houses the largest collection of children's books in the world, has obtained the original illustrations, galleys, proofs, acceptance letter, contract and pages of editorial critiques for Patricia Keeler's Drumbeat In Our Feet. The Drumbeat collection is currently studied by emerging children's book authors and illustrators.

Disclosure: Amanda and I own the Kindle version of this book. This is our honest review.

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