Petra Mathers Lottie's New Friend

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Lottie's New Friend

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Bold illustrations complement this amusing tale about friendship and sharing as Lottie has the responsibility of trying to find an even ground between his old friend Herbie and his new friend Dodo.

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About the Author:

Dear Reader,

You might remember the wonderful old movie Zapping Zuzu. My favorite part is when Dorothea Kugelhopf staggers out of the bakery and says:

"Do not buy ze custard doghnuts, zere is poison in ze frosting."

Imagine my surprise when I bumped into her on Crookroad.

"Miss Kugelhopf!" I cried. I'm such a fan."

She blushed a little and smiled.

"Call me Dodo," she said, "all my friends do."

I hope you will enjoy meeting Dodo as much as I did.

So long,

Petra

From Publishers Weekly:

This tender, funny sequel to Lottie's New Beach Towel has all the charm and quirkiness of the original tale about this winsome chickenAand, because it has a more linear plot, it may prove even more accessible and appealing to children. This time Lottie's best friend, Herbie the duck, takes center stage. Arriving at Lottie's for his customary morning visit, Herbie is discomfited by the unexpected presence of Dodo, a new neighbor. Believing that Lottie prefers Dodo, Herbie entertains mildly vengeful fantasies (wishing Dodo would get seasick when they all take a boat ride; imagining that no one would care if he were dead) and starts acting out (blowing bubbles in his lemonade; donning a flimsy disguise in hopes that Dodo won't recognize him). However, while Lottie is out of town, it is up to Herbie to help Dodo out of a tight spot, and the emotional logjam is broken. Aided by a few well-chosen words from Dodo, Herbie realizes that his place in Lottie's heart is secure and that there is room enough for Dodo, too. Mathers offers a wise look at the often contrary and confusing dynamics of close friendships. Humor abounds in both the droll text and the tidily boxed artAparticularly irresistible are images of the self-pitying Herbie in his ridiculously transparent false-nose-and-mustache getup and, in a fit of pique over Dodo's stylish new glasses, dramatically marching with eyes closed and arms outstretched, as if blind. Mathers's insights into friendship are lightly though surely delivered. Ages 3-8.
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