Award-winning author Angela Johnson and illustrator Scott Fischer take you inside the mind of a spunky girl and the imaginative world she lives in with this delightful story now available as a Classic Board Book!
Lottie Paris may be precocious, but she still knows how to act like a kid. She dresses up, plays on the slide, and prefers to eat cookies instead of vegetables. She has a great imagination and sees the possibilities in the simplest pleasures. Plus, she’s sassy, so there’s no chance of getting bored.
Join Lottie Paris in her world and you’ll never look at yours the same again!
These in-sync collaborators offer a lighthearted glimpse into a day in the life of a bubbly African-American girl who lives with her Papa Pete in a house across from a park. Johnson's (The Day Ray Got Away) free-association narrative has a chatty cadence: "Do you like Lottie's hat? Uh-huh, me too. Lottie sure can wear a hat. Not everyone can wear a hat like that." Reinforcing the heroine's animated personality, Fischer's (Jump!) punchy gouache paintings reveal Lottie playing in the park, dressing up like a princess, washing her dog with the garden hose, and spending time in the "quiet chair" after she demands cookies (and ignores her vegetables) at dinner and later breaks her father's cellphone. The type also nods to Lottie's energy and spontaneity as it zigzags and swings across the pages. Fischer's art takes liberties that add to the book's sense of playfulness: Papa Pete's face is never revealed; Lottie's extravagant hat is decorated with animals, flowers, and a bright blue feather; and her dog is lavender. Lottie's world is a welcoming one, and she inhabits it fully. Ages 5 9.
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Where’s the story?
I was not impressed with this book. It was too simple for my 3 1/2 year old and barely kept her attention. The illustrations are very nice and I liked reading a book with a girl who has an imagination but the story goes nowhere.