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September 27, 2020
What Happens When You’re Never Told No?
by Page Turner

Lulu and the Brontosaurus (The Lulu Series): Viorst, Judith, Smith, Lane:  9781416999621: Amazon.com: Books

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith


Lulu’s parents have always given her everything she wants. She rarely hears the word “no”, and when she does, she throws such a heel-kicking, lightbulb-shattering fit that they eventually give in. But when she asks for a brontosaurus for her birthday, that’s where her parents draw the line. And if they won’t get a brontosaurus for her, Lulu will just have to get one herself.


Lulu and the Brontosaurus is one of my all-time favorite children’s books. The author interacts with the reader in such a funny and engaging way that it’s hard to put the book down. The story may be simple, but it’s clever and the delivery is fantastic. This is one of those stories that will delight younger readers with its humor.

I also love how the author lets the reader decide if there’s a moral to this story or not. The ending is really up to the reader. What happens to Lulu and the brontosaurus? There is one common thread, though, that sometimes you think you want something and it turns out not to be what you expect. And maybe it holds a warning for parents too – don’t give your kids everything they want, or they just might end up bringing a dinosaur home.

Yours in love and literature, Page.

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