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5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting!
Absolutely enchanting! Since discovering this book a couple of years ago I've run out of nephews, nieces and godchildren to send it to!
Lulu's exploits with her cherub friends in the museum are educational and enchanting, bringing art to life for those younger folk who may find museums and art galleries stuffy and boring.
As ever Posy Simmonds illustrations are...
Published on 4 Jun 2003 by Mr. M. Cronin

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3.0 out of 5 stars For Guardian Reading Parents
Posy Simmonds is the well known Guardian cartoonist who has branched out into children's books. Illustrated in much the same style as her Guardian cartoons this story follows Lulu being forced to visit a museum. She would prefer to play in the snow but her baby brother should be inside, somewhere warm. She is already angry (mainly a resentment of her baby brother) but...
Published on 1 Jun 2005 by John E. Davidson


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5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting!, 4 Jun 2003
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Mr. M. Cronin "scooterlessmike" (Dublin, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Absolutely enchanting! Since discovering this book a couple of years ago I've run out of nephews, nieces and godchildren to send it to!
Lulu's exploits with her cherub friends in the museum are educational and enchanting, bringing art to life for those younger folk who may find museums and art galleries stuffy and boring.
As ever Posy Simmonds illustrations are perfect (can't really use enchanting again!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars "HIS mummy's wearing a pink nightie and she's riding a cow", 26 Sep 2003
This story and picture book can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. A magical storyline, some subtle humour, beautiful illustrations and I'm-SURE-there's-a-message-for-kids-here-somewhere ("Don't pick your nose!", "Use your hanky... Not your sleeve!" and "Don't stand on the seat!") make for a wonderful read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars museums can be fun, 22 Jun 2009
My children loved this book and I loved reading it to them. A girl gets bored with her baby brother and wanders off in a museum where she has an adventure with a cherub (statue) and together they go into the pictures in the museum and have mini adventures before being reunited with a relieved daddy and a museum attendant. Clever writing, great pictures and an innovative story. even if second hand still worth getting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, 10 Dec 2013
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Really lovely book with gorgeous illustrations, received in good time and will definately use the supplier again in the future, it was great to find a second book by the same author with similar illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully observed, 4 July 2008
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Susan J. Sparks (London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lulu and the Flying Babies (Picture Puffin) (Paperback)
Anyone who has/had small children or has ever been to a museum or gallery should find a lot to enjoy in this book - so that means pretty much anyone, or at least anyone who can appreciate the acute observation of people that Posy Simmonds' work always displays. It will be loved by children who can enter wholeheartedly into the story, while parents will smile with recognition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For Guardian Reading Parents, 1 Jun 2005
Posy Simmonds is the well known Guardian cartoonist who has branched out into children's books. Illustrated in much the same style as her Guardian cartoons this story follows Lulu being forced to visit a museum. She would prefer to play in the snow but her baby brother should be inside, somewhere warm. She is already angry (mainly a resentment of her baby brother) but this is the final straw and she throws a tantrum. As a reward for her tantrum she is swept up by two cherubs (the babies of the title) for an adventure through a series of paintings. The illustrations, particularly the paintings, are attractive but they are annotated with speech bubbles to provide the narrative which I found a little annoying.
More importantly, in my opinion while this book appeals to adults it does not really work as a children's' book. My son, 4, was moderately entertained but has never asked for the book again.
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