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Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell and Illustrated by Robin Luebs

Published by Beach Lane (An Imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Pages: 40

Ages: 3-7

Publishers Summary: Lulu’s a sleepy pig whose mischievous friends try everything to keep her from sleeping in Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell, illustrated by Robin Luebs.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “What? My mom keeps nodding and saying things like, ‘uh huh, yep, that sounds just like you’, while we read this. I’m nothing like this little pig…well, maybe, I am in some ways, but when have I ever wanted to sleep? Never. And all Lulu can think about doing is sleeping, she even gets mad at some birds because they keep waking her up.

“Now, I do have to admit I don’t like to be woken up either and I felt really bad for Lulu when she kept getting woken up. My mom and dad know that pretty much anything wakes me up, because I’m always ready for playing (who isn’t?), and so they put this handy sound machine in my room. It sounds like Lulu could use one of those!

“This is such a fun book though, even if it does just mostly talk about sleeping. I like that Lulu was still nice to her friends after she made them sad by telling them to go away. This is perfect as a bedtime book, so definitely read it very soon!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Lulu just wants some sleep. Oh, how I can relate to this! In fact I think it may be that the Turkeybird is imitating the birds bothering Lulu. He does get up quite a bit during the night and this was actually a great book to bring up those little problems we’ve been having. It helped us to discuss some of the reasons behind why he gets up and how we can help him stay in bed. Now, it didn’t solve the problem entirely, but it was a great way to start the conversation!

“Also, Who Said Coo? is a fantastic story about friendship and what it means to truly be a friend. We don’t always keep our cool when we talk with those we are friends with and otherwise care about. For Lulu, it just so happens that her friends are playing some rather rude tricks on her while she’s trying to sleep, anyone would get upset at this I’m sure. What it does help to bring up is the ways in which we can apologize to those we’ve hurt and this can often be very difficult for children to approach, especially as they get older.

“By the end of the story sweet little Lulu, who is only trying to get in a few winks, is woken again by the Rooster who she then asks nicely to wait until a bit later. It’s a delightful story with beautiful illustrations that young readers will truly enjoy. It’s also wonderful for starting those sometimes difficult conversations that begin with the word ‘Why?’. Those questions are always extremely difficult for us and it’s always a delight when we find a book that can help bridge the gap. A perfect bedtime read to help little one’s not only with their sleeping, but with their friends as well.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 7. Perfect as a discussion starter about friendships, how to apologize and sleeping problems as well as great as a bedtime read!

More fun with Who Said Coo?
Activity Sheets
Illustrator, Robin Luebs site

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Giveaway!

Thanks to the publisher, Beach Lane, and Blue Slip Media Publicity I have the one copy of Who Said Coo? to giveaway to my readers!

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from September 29, 2010 until October 22, 2010 midnight EST.

Illustration © 2010 Robin Luebs from Who Said Coo?
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7 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell

  1. Gina says:

    Oh what a cute little book. I can definitely see why Turkeybird would like it…as well as Mom. Looks like a great little story, with wonderful illustrations I might add, and what a great way to segway into the “what bedtime is for” conversation….though from the sound of it, good luck on that! ^_^ Thanks for sharing…and happy reading…..

  2. Thank you for this lovely review! My twin sister, Robin Luebs, and I had so much fun creating Lulu — a persnickety pig who’s a true friend.

    Happy reading to all!

    Deborah Ruddell

  3. How cute. I love that name too: Lulu 🙂

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