In this sweet picture book, Lola Dutch demonstrates there's no better way to show how much we love someone than by acts of kindness and generosity. And when we take the time to do this, we also feel good about ourselves. Add to that, just like the other stories, there are paper dolls on the back jacket flap that will encourage acting out the story again and again.— Susan
This is Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who loves her friends SO much. When they're having a bad day, Lola knows just what to do to make each of them feel better:
She sews cozy pajamas for Gator,
constructs the perfect reading nook for Crane,
and takes Pig to the park!
Lola loves showing her friends how much she loves them! But there's one special friend she's forgotten--Bear! Can Lola decide on the perfect way to express how much he means to her?
The curious and inspired Lola Dutch knows that when it comes to showing friendship and appreciation, there's no such thing as too much. And maybe because of that, the thing Lola's friends love the most is . . . LOLA DUTCH!
Inspired by their own four gorgeously creative children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to continue this fun series about the unstoppable Lola Dutch, a larger-than-life character perfect for fans of Olivia and Fancy Nancy.
Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright live in Utah with their four uniquely intense children. In 2008 Sarah Jane opened a simple online shop that has since grown into a worldwide business with art prints, fabrics, wallpaper, puppets, and illustrated children's books. Kenneth is a full-time educator and history teacher. Together Kenneth and Sarah Jane share a ridiculous number of hobbies. On any given day at the Wright house you'll see treehouse building, pastry making, spontaneous musicals, and kids tucked into cozy nooks, reading stacks of books on EVERYTHING. They are thrilled to be writing picture books about Lola Dutch together.
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“The loosely outlined illustrations are a delight because of the expressive characters and Lola Dutch's infectious exuberance. Love can be shared in so many ways; reading this together is a start.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A joyous celebration of possibility with a heartening message about just enjoying the process as well.” —Booklist on LOLA DUTCH WHEN I GROW UP
“The pencil, gouache, and watercolor illustrations are airy and cheerful. . . . Breezily enthusiastic.” —Kirkus Reviews on LOLA DUTCH WHEN I GROW UP
“Outrageous, extraordinary, and over the top, Lola puts her whole heart into everything. . . . Radiant.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on LOLA DUTCH
“The pencil-and-watercolor illustrations add an additional whimsical effect to an already imaginative story. . . . Young readers will love this innovative protagonist and her fanciful ideas.” —School Library Journal on LOLA DUTCH
“Sara Jane Wright's gouache and watercolor pictures bring a chic elegance to each page.” —Publishers Weekly on LOLA DUTCH
“The lighthearted, loose watercolor illustrations are a perfect match for Lola's whimsical personality and they echo the carefree fun of the text. . . . Reminiscent of Olivia and Fancy Nancy, Lola Dutch's active imagination will delight young readers searching for some creative fun.” —School Library Connection on LOLA DUTCH
“Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright craft a warm story that centers on making others feel loved.” —Publishers Weekly