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Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter

Cari Best, illustrated by Giselle Potter

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Beatrice wants to write the kind of letters that start with “Dear Somebody,” but she only knows how to write letters like A B C T E R I E. Then her Nanny Hannah teaches her how to put the letters together to spell words, and Beatrice takes off on a spelling spree. She decides to start a Spelling Club at school, but no one signs up because spelling is B-O-R-I-N-G. In fact, the class decides to go on a spelling strike! Then Beatrice has a lulu of an idea and turns show-and-tell into show-and-spell starring her pet T-A-R-A-N-T-U-L-A—and soon, in this picture book by Cari Best, everyone has caught the spelling bug.

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Praise for Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter

"Potter’s flattened, folk art–like perspectives, mannerist poses, and overall originality continue to be a terrific match for Best’s special brand of storytelling, with its lovely sense of restraint and striking emotional richness." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
 

"Beatrice, whose own name is a bit of a L-U-L-U, is totally charming, and the story and artwork are a P-E-R-F-E-C-T M-A-T-C-H." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

 *"This.. picture book will introduce children not only to the joys of spelling but also to words like “lulu” and “crackerjack.” Potter’s folk-arty illustrations depict the story’s action and emotion well...This book will find a ready audience among the spelling crowd and might encourage others to join them." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cari Best, illustrated by Giselle Potter

  • Cari Best is the author of  many acclaimed books for children, including Easy As Pie, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, which School Library Journal called "a delicious book for all collections." Ms. Best lives in Weston, Connecticut. Giselle Potter is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Gold Choice Award book. Ms. Potter lives in Kingston, New York. 
  • Cari Best Photo by M. Schindel
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Available Formats and Book Details

Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter

Cari Best, illustrated by Giselle Potter

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
  • Hardcover

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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