Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain

by Hilary McKay and Priscilla Lamont Book 5 of the Lulu Series

Animal-loving Lulu is back in two delightful offerings. In Lulu and the Hedgehog... read more

Animal-loving Lulu is back in two delightful offerings. In Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain, when a hedgehog tumbles down the gutter and lands near Lulu during a torrential rainstorm, she automatically picks it up to bring inside for safe-keeping. Per her usual routine, Lulu researches the animal’s habits and habitat, and soon builds a small protected shelter for it in her yard. With the help of her cousin, Mellie, she then engages the entire neighborhood in creating a safe environment for the creature to roam. The addition of a wild animal to Lulu’s menagerie, and her insistence that it be treated as such, is a welcome plotline. In Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door, Lulu and Mellie are horrified by their classmate Arthur’s adequate but emotionally indifferent care of his pet rabbit, George, and come up with a plan to prove to Arthur just how interesting George is. Humor and childlike sensibility pervade this reliable series that began with Lulu and the Duck in the Park (U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2012), starring brown-skinned Lulu and her unflagging interest in animal encounters. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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