Sunday, December 20, 2015

Book Review: Lenny & Lucy

LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead is an absorbing picture book sharing the melancholy of moving and the joy of budding friendships.
Peter isn’t happy about moving to an old house across a wooden bridge from the dark woods. He builds two pillow people to stand guard at the bridge and keep him company. When a new neighbor invites him to play, Harold begins to feel more comfortable in this strange, new setting.
Stead’s imaginative illustrations draw readers into the setting and bring Harold’s world to life. A slash of color highlights the characters and key elements of the story.
Designed for the primary grades, librarians will find this story of moving and friendship to be a popular addition to the library’s picture book collection.
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Published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan on October 6, 2015. ARC from publisher.