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Lulu's birthday
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Laurie and J. Matthew plan a birthday surprise for Lulu. Includes a recipe for "One-Two-Three-Four Cake."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 45324.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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It's Lulu's birthday, and she can't decide if she wants to celebrate

at the zoo
at the beach
at the ballet
at the movies
at a ball game.

Laurie and J. Matthew have their own ideas about how to throw a party for their favorite aunt Lulu....Are you ready for their BIG SURPRISE???

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3cially when you're in on the secret, is the center of this delightful picture book. Laurie and J. Matthew are with their favorite aunt Lulu on her birthday. She wants them to help her celebrate and she suggests they go back to a place they enjoyed during the summer. Should they go the zoo? The movies? A baseball game? The beach? The pictures of the kids whispering and scheming are as much fun as the scenes of the happy times they remember with their aunt. And then there's the climax, when they tell Aunt Lulu to close her eyes and lead her to a celebration party with friends and family. The words and bright pictures are simple, clear, and relaxed, showing an African American family across generations. Preschoolers will enjoy the suspense, and they'll want to hear the story again to be part of the loving trick. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-During the summer, Laurie and J. Matthew spent many happy hours on trips to the beach, the zoo, the ballet, the movies, and the baseball game with Lulu, their lively, gray-haired friend. Now she wants to celebrate her birthday with them by revisiting one of these places. Together, they reminisce about their good times there, but the children have something else planned. They blindfold Lulu and walk her in circles back to her own home where her family and neighborhood friends wait with the special cake that the youngsters made at Aunt Flossie's house. Cummings's distinctive illustrations bring warmth and joy to this story that celebrates the importance of family, friends, and shared memories.- Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.