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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: Lucy's Tricks and Treats by Ilene Cooper

Lucy's Tricks and Treats by Ilene Cooper. An Absolutely Lucy Book.

Lucy's Tricks and Treats by Ilene Cooper

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $4.99
ISBN-13: 9780375869976

Review: Do you like reading books about dogs, mysteries, and friendship? Well then this is the book for you! Lucy's Tricks and Treats by Ilene Cooper is the fifth book in the Absolutely Lucy series. It is about a boy named Bobby and his dog Lucy as they get ready with the whole town for Halloween.

Third grader Bobby and his beagle puppy Lucy are excited for Halloween to come. Bobby has even picked out a pirate costume for Lucy that matches his own pirate costume! Also, a new boy named Jack has just moved in, and Bobby can't seem to figure him out. One minute he can be very shy but at other times he's not. Something odd, though, is that just when Jack moves in, things start disappearing! For example, Bobby has brought in Lucy's pirate costume for show-and-tell day, and when he comes back from lunch, it is gone. Where has Lucy's pirate costume gone, and who took it? Why is Jack acting so different compared to the other students? What other surprises will Halloween bring? You'll just have to read the book to find out what happens next!

Lucy's Tricks and Treats is really cute and I enjoyed reading it. It is a perfect book for readers ages 7-10 because the reading level is most appropriate for that age level. The characters in this book have really inspiring actions towards friendship and loyalty. It teaches a good lesson about making friends and figuring out problems in a mature way. Readers will definitely relate to some of the characters' actions. I especially think that readers who have a dog will be able to relate to some of Lucy's actions. I rate Lucy's Tricks and Treats five stars for an inspiring tale about friendship, love, and fun.

Review written by Emily (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Lucy's Tricks and Treats for this review.

Have you read Lucy's Tricks and Treats? How would you rate it?

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