Lulu and The Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Lulu and The Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

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This book was about a little girl who could be considered spoiled. For her birthday, she demanded a pet Brontosaurus, and when her parents said no (for nearly the first time) she threw a fit. She set off into the nearby forest to find her pet Brontosaurus for herself. She encountered many animals along the way that wanted to harm her, but she bullied her way through them until she found her pet. Unbeknownst to her, the Brontosaurus wanted to make her his pet! She eventually escaped from him, apologized to the animals she bullied, and apologized to her parents She and the Brontosaurus became good friends, and she learned to not be so spoiled.

I would highly recommend this book as it took a twist I wasn’t expecting. Like most children’s books, I was expecting some sort of lesson to be learned, and it was quickly apparent that the lesson was about accepting “no” for an answer. I wasn’t expecting the dinosaur to also want Lulu as a pet, or keeping her against her will, forcing her to escape. I also didn’t expect her to befriend the animals she had bullied earlier. I enjoyed that there were multiple endings (three, I believe), and that the author clearly had fun writing this.

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