Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

Series: Lola Levine Vol. 4   

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Annotation: Lola Levine finally gets a kitten, but when the family learns that Ben is allergic, they will have to find a new home for the pet.
Catalog Number: #127856
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 87 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-316-25853-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-316-25853-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016029344
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Lola has waited forever for a cat, and on the big day, she picks Jelly. But when Lola's brother Ben turns out to be allergic, Lola has to find a new home for her special friend. Lola's spunk and heart shine in this fourth book, which thoughtfully handles the delicate issue of pet loss. Black-and-white illustrations, diary entries, and letters are sprinkled throughout.
Kirkus Reviews
Peruvian/Jewish Lola momentarily inhabits cloud nine in this latest installment of the popular series (Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme, 2016, etc.). Counting down the days until her family's kitty acquisition, Lola keeps busy with the construction of a kitty castle, swim lessons, and research trips to the library. But sadly, all is not well in the Levine household. When an orange cat (dubbed Jelly) comes home with Lola, her brother, Ben, starts exhibiting suspicious symptoms. Lola encourages him to lie about what is clearly a newfound allergy, but this strategy goes south when Ben wakes up with a rash. With Jelly's days clearly numbered, it's up to Lola to find her much-longed-for cat a new home ASAP, or it's back to the shelter. For a kid faced with the crushing disappointment of losing her new pet, Lola takes the news of Jelly's imminent departure unbelievably well. Mitigating this challenge to credibility, her gutsy attempts to tackle the puzzle of Jelly's new home smack of true heroism. Befitting this culturally diverse protagonist, Lola's mixed heritage is acknowledged in small ways throughout, with Peruvian cultural details (chicha morada) and occasional, italicized use of Spanish ("¡Vámonos!") and Yiddish (bubbe). When Lola bids goodbye to her díario, she tells it "shalom."A great read for Lola's fans and any kid with a yen for a furry pet of their own. (Fiction. 6-10)
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Kirkus Reviews
Horn Book (8/1/17)
Word Count: 7,824
Reading Level: 3.7
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 188241 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.7 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q71398
Guided Reading Level: L

The Levines are finally getting a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty they name Jelly, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic! Lola is devastated and sets out to find Jelly a good home. Luckily, Lola is rewarded with a very happy (and still furry) ending!

With Lola's trademark humor, we can expect a few mishaps, many funny moments, and a cute new pet all wrapped in one adorable book.

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