Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter
Beatrice wants to write the kind of letters that start with "Dear Somebody," but she only knows how to write letters like A B C T E R I E. Then her Nanny Hannah teaches her how to put the letters together to spell words, and Beatrice takes off on a spelling spree. She decides to start a Spelling Club at school, but no one signs up because spelling is B-O-R-I-N-G. In fact, the class decides to go on a spelling strike! Then Beatrice has a lulu of an idea and turns show-and-tell into show-and-spell starring her pet T-A-R-A-N-T-U-L-A—and soon, in this picture book by Cari Best, everyone has caught the spelling bug.
Praise For Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter…
“Potter's flattened, folk art–like perspectives, mannerist poses, and overall originality continue to be a terrific match for Best's special brand of storytelling, with its lovely sense of restraint and striking emotional richness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Beatrice, whose own name is a bit of a L-U-L-U, is totally charming, and the story and artwork are a P-E-R-F-E-C-T M-A-T-C-H.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“*This.. picture book will introduce children not only to the joys of spelling but also to words like "lulu" and "crackerjack." Potter's folk-arty illustrations depict the story's action and emotion well...This book will find a ready audience among the spelling crowd and might encourage others to join them.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374399047, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
About the Author
Giselle Potter has collaborated with Cari Best on books including Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter and Three Cheers for Catherine the Great!, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice and selected a Best Book of the Year by both Publishers Weekly and Child magazine. Ms. Potter lives in Kingston, New York.