Susannah McFarlane (author)
Lachlan Creagh (illustrator)
Scholastic Australia: August 2011
Genre: picture book
Issues: community, friendship, participation
Lou Lou is a very lazy lizard. 'She likes lounging lethargically and laconically in the lavender.'
Another delightful book in the Little Mates alphabet series, Lazy Lou Lou explores the non-adventures of a very laid-back and uninvolved blue-tongue lizard. All her friends try to engage her interest, encouraging her to join a game of lacrosse or play 'lob the lemon over the lake' but Lou Lou is quite sure that the lateral position is the best one for her. Until, that is, a little lizard friend called Lenny is in danger, when Lou Lou suddenly finds that 'it was lovely to be lively and loyal'.
McFarlane's imaginative use of language flows naturally from the tongue despite the carefully created alliterative sentences. Lachlan Creagh's illustrations are once again a delight, packed with energy and humour.
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