- Author: Judith Viorst
- Illustrator: Lane Smith
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Published: April 2012
- ISBN-10: 1416999620
- ISBN-13: 9781416999621
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2010
- Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
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Lulu’s parents refuse to give in when she demands a brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu’s. Illus. 128p. (Ages: 6 & up).
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Scream until the Lightbulbs ShatterA charming, whimsical book about a not-so-charming little girl contains valuable lessons about good manners, thoughtfulness and the meaning of gratitude. Filled with the exaggerated pen-and-ink drawings of Lane Smith, the reader is taken along on the journey of a child who gets exactly what she’s wishing for, only to find out—well, we know how such tales usually go, don’t we? Ms. Viorst is one of those writers who know that not all children are darling, sweet little angels and the rotten ones sometimes need stern warnings about not getting their own way all the time. The lesson is gently given as we see that Lulu’s bossy manner can also provide strength to deal with life’s adversities. But ultimately “Lulu and the Brontosaurus” is a sly little tale for every pouty girl or boy who’s ever thought their parents were being unfair about not getting them everything their little hearts desired.