Lulu is famous for her animals, and she provides each of them with a comfortable home, taking extra steps to consider how they feel and making sure they are comfortable. All the kids love to see her pets, and she loves to show them off. Her latest mission is to find the classroom guinea pig a friend. The teacher, Mrs. Holiday, is not thrilled about this, and explains to Lulu that if she persists on bringing in other animals for the guinea pig to befriend, he will be moved into another class. Her best friend, Millie, pleads with her to stop bringing in animals, because she doesn't want to see the guinea pig leave. Lulu can't understand why Mrs. Holiday doesn't want more animals in the classroom.
|Lulu and her animals|
When Lulu walks through the wreckage, she finds one last egg and stows it in her pocket. The only thought on her mind is "safe." What will happen to the ducks on Duck Street? Will the classroom guinea pig find a friend? Will Lulu be able to hatch her egg? You will have to read this lovely children's story to find out.
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a big hit with my whole family, as we all love animals and like to live beside them peacefully. It reminded me of a wonderful video that Patricia Polacco shared with her audience- it's a great clip- check it out!
Has anyone else read Lulu and the Duck in the Park or any other book by Hilary McKay? We would love to hear from you!
Happy reading : ) ~ F