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Lulu loves animals. When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn't allowed to bring pets to school. But she's not really breaking the rules because it's just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen... A fun-filled new series for early readers and animal lovers alike.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Albert Whitman & Co.

Lulu and the Duck in the Park

by Hilary McKay

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Lulu and the Duck in the Park is a straight-forward, but charming story of a girl who loves animals.  A large part of the charm is that the events that happen to Lulu could easily happen in real life to a real girl; this provides an immediate connection for young readers.  Another nice touch is that Lulu's best friend, Mellie, is also her cousin.  The girls are quite different from one another, but make a good team.  Sprinkled every two to three pages with illustrations, Lulu and the Duck in the Park is an early chapter book and is perfect for those readers transitioning to chapter books.  This is the first book in a series and the second book is already available for young fans.

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Violence/Gore:  Characters bump, fall and one has a bloody nose; animals run wild destroying property and frightening some.


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