Lola Dutch I Love You So Much
Sarah Jane Wright
40pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Lola Dutch‘s friends are not having their best day. Gator is cranky and cold; Crane can’t find her favourite picture book and Pig is positively peevish. But she knows just what each needs to cheer them up and goes about setting things right in her usual cheerful way. But what about Bear? Has she left him out? Or is it that she can’t decide how she can show him how much he means to her?
This is another in this series about this over-the-top little girl who seems to live life at full-speed. Based on the creators’ own family, it seems nothing is too much trouble or too difficult to achieve to make her friends happy and so there is a strong message about thinking about others, being unselfish and matching deeds to needs. Little ones might like to think of a special person in their life who deserves a special something, one that can be given without a monetary cost while others might like to reflect on something they have received and learn about Pay It Forward, setting up a positive class or school culture.
A charming picture book series for young readers, most likely to appeal to girls.