Oh La La Lottie by Karen Wallace


Oh La La Lottie by Karen Wallace

Lottie La Belle loves her dog Patrick very much. Patrick won't eat vegetables, so why should she? Lottie turns to eating bread and cheese morning, noon and night. Her piano teacher is the first to notice a change. Eeek! What's that mouse tail doing dangling from under Lottie's skirt? Soon Lottie is a fully-fledged mouse, but when the neighbourhood cats plot against Lottie, something extraordinary happens... The I Am Reading series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-colour pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginner readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Book Info


Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
48 pages
Interest Age: 5-7


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Publication date

4th February 2008



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