Lulu and the Brontosaurus (Junior Library Guild Selection)

Book 1 of 3 in the Lulu Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 4 - 8n/a4.85150
It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possible, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way. So she takes matters into her own hands and storms off into the forest to find herself a new pet, all the way singing:

I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get
a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!

In the forest Lulu encounters a number of animals; a snake, a tiger, a bear, all of whom don't particularly impress her. And then she finds him...a beautiful, long-necked, gentle, graceful brontosaurus. And he completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, indeed! Lulu thinks she's gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him!

How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much to tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich?
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published on September 14, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1416999612
ISBN-13: 9781416999614
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  • klbaek26
    klbaek26Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm55 stars
    Lulu and the brontosaurus is fun book for kids I think. It is story about the girl named Lulu want a brontosaurus for her present. Even if the dinosaur was extinct more than 1,000,000 years ago. And of course her parents say no for brontosaurus. She complained everything she could. "If you buy me a brontosaurus, there will be no car for us so earth can be clean!" And she keeps complaining. Finally she decides that she would go and find brontosaurus. She walk and walk and finally met brontosaurus and became a friend. I would love to recommend this book.
    • marianaramirezSaturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm
      I reply like this Book Because it is funny Because lulu wants a brontosaurus for her birthday
      • klbaek26
        klbaek26Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm55 stars
        Yes! This is fun book!
      • eagle11
        eagle11Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm55 starsFeatured
        Lulu and the Brontosaurus is an amazing book because Lulu believes that there is a Brontosaurus in the forest even though dinosaur are extinct. This story is about a little girl who always gets what she wants. Her parents never say no but when they do Lulu screams and kicks her feet on the ground. Lulu’s birthday was going up and Lulu told her parents that she wanted a Brontosaurus! Her parent couldn’t believe it and they had to tell her no, Lulu wasn’t very happy about that I think you know what she did Lulu screamed and kicked her feet on the ground. Lulu’s parents tried to explain her that Brontosaurus aren’t alive anymore but Lulu wouldn’t take no for an answer. Lulu packed a suitcase and went out into a deep dark forest to find a Brontosaurus. Well walking through the forest Lulu ran into some scary animals but she didn’t let them stop her. Will Lulu find a Brontosaurus and return home before her birthday, read Lulu and the Brontosaurus to find out?