Lulu Is Getting a Sister: Who WANTS Her? Who NEEDS Her?
Lulu Is Getting a Sister: Who WANTS Her? Who NEEDS Her?

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Annotation: Lulu is getting the sister she never wanted. When her parents send her to Camp Sisterhood to learn how to be a big sister, she makes it her mission to be the worst sister-in-training in camp history.
Catalog Number: #154542
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book Hot Title Hot Title
Publisher: Atheneum
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Cornell, Kevin,
Pages: 178 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-481-47190-2 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-0373-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-481-47190-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-0373-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016034463
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
School Library Journal Starred Review (Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 2018)
ALA Booklist (Tue May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2018)
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Word Count: 12,173
Reading Level: 5.8
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.8 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 194720 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.6 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q73498
Guided Reading Level: M
Lulu Is Getting a Sister

chapter one

It made no sense to Lulu that her mom and her dad were so happy about this baby. Why in the world would they need another child? And why would they want a girl, when they've already GOT a girl, namely Lulu, who totally had this girl-in-the-family thing covered?

And wasn't her mom always hugging her and saying, in the mushiest tone of voice, "You are the greatest treasure of our life"?

And wasn't her dad always hugging her and saying, with this little sob in his voice, "Nothing on earth brings your mother and me more joy"?

Not to mention all those times her mom and her dad had told her, "Our hearts are filled to the brim with love for you."

So how come--if their hearts were filled to the brim--there was room left in their hearts for another kid?

Lulu didn't bother asking that question. Instead, arms folded across her chest, and a glittery glare in her eyes, she icily said to her mom and her dad, "Maybe I won't be talking to you anymore. Maybe I'll go into my room and never come out. Maybe I'll hold my breath and keep on holding and holding and holding it till I turn blue. Or maybe I'll find a new mom and dad who'll think that I'm so special that they'd never want or need another kid."

"WE think you're special!" said Lulu's mom.

"Very!" said Lulu's dad.

"Hah!" said Lulu. "Hah!" Then she stomped away.

Excerpted from Lulu Is Getting a Sister by Judith Viorst
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Lulu is getting the sister she never asked for in this hilarious illustrated chapter book filled with hilarious hijinks and fiesty twists from Judith Viorst.

Lulu has received the worst. News. EVER. She’s getting…a baby sister. No one ever asked HER opinion on this debacle. But she’ll tell you anyway, because she no how, no way, no thank you wants a sibling.

Undeterred, and to prepare Lulu for big sisterhood, her parents bribe—AHEM, ask—Lulu to attend Camp Sisterhood, a.k.a. big sister training camp. As a Sister-in-Training (SIT), Lulu is assigned a variety of temporary little “siblings” who are supposed to be so much fun Lulu will become excited to have a permanent sibling of her own. Well, no one ever said Camp Sisterhood was supposed to teach Lulu how to be a good big sister, so Lulu resolves to be a bad big sister. She insults her little siblings. She taunts them with secrets. She even tricks one of them into carrying both of their backpacks up a mountain! But no matter what Lulu does, she can’t shake the little terrors.

Then some BITs (brothers-in-training) from the neighboring Camp Brotherhood start picking on Lulu’s siblings, and Lulu responds by doing her red-faced, steam-coming-out-of-her-ears thing and showing those BITs who’s boss! After all, Lulu’s siblings may be duds, but they’re her duds, and sisters have to stick together. Besides, in the end, Lulu figures that having a little sister probably won’t be as bad as a getting a tooth pulled. Probably.

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