LucyBy Randy Cecil

Written in three acts, this book is part picture book, part early chapter book, part children’s fiction. In the first act we meet a cute, little white dog that wakes up every morning and runs to an apartment building to await a treat. She does this every morning. What happens inside the apartment though, isn’t always the same. Eleanor, a sweet little girl, always tries to give the little dog treats, but sometimes her routine gets interrupted because of her father’s juggling. In Act Two the little dog gets a name and we learn more of her story. In Act Three, the story wraps up nicely. For me, this book is about dreams: the father’s dream to perform, the girl’s dream to have a dog, and the dog’s dream to have a home. A lovely story with wonderful illustrations.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-5

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By Randy Cecil
Candlewick Press
144 pages
Release Date: August 2, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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