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Apr 09 2020

Lola Dutch I love you so much by Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane Wright

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Bloomsbury, ISBN: 9781547601172.
(Age: 4-6) Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright's third picture book Lola Dutch I love you so much is another delightful, creative story based on the five love languages.
Lola's friends aren't having a very good day. Gator is feeling cold and cranky, while Crane's favourite picture book is lost, and Pig is just positively peevish. Lola always brims with positivity and creativity; she knows the perfect solution for their problems. Using resources from around their house she sews a bold yellow stripe outfit for Gator, tidies up books scattered everywhere and creates a special book nook for Crane. Pig feels a little left out until Lola packs up a picnic and they all set off for the park. What about friend Bear? Of course, there is something special for her friend. Lola too, is not forgotten and all her friends show their love with a special party.
What a charming story to share with youngsters; Lola Dutch is a caring friend, thinking of others and always wanting to make her friends happy. This is based on the Wright's own family as they share the message of thinking about others, being creative and using home resources to cheer others up. Sarah Jane Wright's soft watercolour scenes add to the charm and joie de vivre expressed in the easy to read text. The jacket cover includes a cute party scene, two puppets and special note to share, with additional resources available online. Themes: Love, Friendship, Creativity.
Rhyllis Bignell

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