Reviewed by Juls T. (age 8)
I think this book has a lot of funny illustrations. For example one shows Lulu pulling Brutus as hard as she can, but Brutus does not move. I think this is funny because Brutus has his tongue sticking out and he has planted himself on the ground with his head up in the air not paying any attention to Lulu who is pulling the leash with all her strength. She is grinding her teeth and yanking the rope. My favorite part is when Lulu meets Brutus. I like this part because Brutus is lying down on Lulu and slobbering all over her face. Brutus’s owner says, “He likes you. He really likes you. And believe me, this is a dog that doesn’t like everyone.’ It’s funny because Lulu responds, “And believe me, I’m a girl who also doesn’t like everyone.” Lulu is my favorite character because she is always yelling at Fleischman. For example Lulu is yelling because he won’t untie her from a tree. Lulu cries, “An assistant unties his boss,” giving Fleischman one of her fierce glares. Even though he tells her that he quit she says, “A person can’t quit on Friday just by not coming back to work on Monday. A person has to say, ‘I quit’ to quit!” In my opinion this is a funny book because it has great characters, illustrations and scenes.
I would recommend this entertaining story to readers in the second to fourth grade. The story has a mixture of text and descriptive illustrations that make it easier to read. I also would recommend this book to readers who like books on working together and figuring things out when they don’t go well. I hope you enjoy Lulu Walks the Dogs as much as I did.