Lucy Rescued

Lucy Rescued

By Harriet Ziefert; Barroux (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609051877, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Wha-ooo-ooo-roo " Lucy is having a little trouble adjusting to her new home. Droll illustrations pair with a charming and insightful text to offer a relatable portrait of what it's like to get to know someone new, and to take on their concerns as if they were your own. Kids will recognize and feel empathy both for Lucy, a shelter dog who sometimes tries her adopter's patience, and for the little girl who helps him become part of the family. Featuring kids' enduring love for both dogs and stuffed animals, Harriet Ziefert and Barroux's latest collaboration hits all the right-est and brightest notes in this simply wise and wisely simple doggy tale.

About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.

Barroux is an internationally renowned author-illustrator of more than a dozen books for children. His artwork has also appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications. He lives in Paris.