Arnold and Louise: The Great Louweezie by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Chris Chatterton, 59 pages. CHAPTER BOOK. Penguin Workshop (Penguin Random House), 2019. $7. 9781524790394
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Lousie, a chipmunk, declares that he can predict the future and his bear friend, Arnold, must pay in marbles. Arnold becomes frustrated that Lousie is making vague predictions, but in the end they both see the playful nature of the game.
This book is fantastic for new readers because it is full of easily decoded words in large font, but has a sustained plot. This book is ideal for confidence building. The illustrations are also charming and pair perfectly with the text.
Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher