Lula Mae wants a puppy, but times are hard and she'll just have to make do. Her family has plenty of chickens, so she decides maybe a chicken can be a dog. Pookie, as Lula Mae names her, is an ordinary chicken, but Lula Mae thinks she is very doglike indeed. With a bow in Pookie's hair, Lula Mae declares her a show dog. When she runs circles around the other chickens, Pookie is a shepherd dog. And when Cousin Tater sneaks up with a snake and Pookie starts bawk, bawk, bawking, well, she's a guard dog, too.
Then Lula Mae's brother, Baby Berry, wanders away, and who do you think comes to the rescue? Readers will cheer for plucky Lula Mae and giggle over her beloved Pookie, who quite unknowingly saves the day.
"Wilsdorf's watercolor and China ink illustrations extend the humor of Montanari's text through the characters' comical expressions and some well-placed speech bubbles. Though picture books set in the country featuring traditional nuclear families are in no short supply, it's the irrepressible optimism of Lula Mae, Mama's droll responses, and Papa's befuddled exasperation ('Lula Mae, what are you doing to that chicken!') that set this story apart and make for an ideal read-aloud that will have kids and adults chuckling. " — Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Susan McElroy Montanari|
|Publication Date||Feb 9, 2016|
|Publisher||Schwartz & Wade|