Lenny & Lucy

By STEAD, Philip C.

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ISBN
9781596439320
Publisher
Roaring Brook Neal Porter Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2015  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 2—Peter and his dog Harold are unhappy to find themselves on a journey with their dad through the dark woods on their way to a new home. Peter thinks the move is a terrible idea and if Harold weren't a dog, even he would do something about it. However, the decision has been made and Peter strongly dislikes the ominous looking trees that sit waiting darkly across the wooden bridge by the new house. The woods could be filled with terrible creatures. That first night, Peter...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2015

Peter isn’t optimistic about moving to a house in the woods with his father and faithful dog. An artfully restrained text never explains why they’ve moved, but there’s a sense of melancholy in the father’s stance and in the woods’ bareness. As protection again the “unfriendly” forest, Peter fashions the eponymous Lenny out of pillows, blankets, and string. Subtly evoking Sendak’s Mickey, Peter “pushed and pulled and kneaded the wrapped-up pillows like dough”; he then leaves Lenny to guard a nearby bri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When Peter, his father, and their dog move to a house in the woods, Peter fashions first Lenny out of pillows, blankets, and string ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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