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.
About the Author
Monica Brown is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Waiting for the Biblioburroand Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina. Her books have received starred reviews, Pura Belpre honors, Americas Awards, an NCTE Orbis Pictus honor, and a Christopher Award. Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian and Jewish heritages and her desire to bring diverse stories to children. Monica is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two daughters. Her website is monicabrown.net.
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author and illustrator of Knit Together, Let's Go, Hugo!, Maria Had a Little Llama, and Santiago Stays
"A great read for Lola's fans and any kid with a yen for a furry pet of their own."—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Lola Levine Is Not Mean!:* "Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"If you've never had a best friend, Lola Levine will undoubtably become your first. Her appeal is boundless."—Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner for One Crazy Summer
"Lola Levine is a joy, and even though she stops goals at soccer games, she could never stop readers from smiling as they eagerly wait for her next adventure."—Diana López, author of Confetti Girl andAsk My Mood Ring How I Feel
"Readers will cheer as Lola balances her troubles at school with the same smart skills that she uses to dominate the soccer field. A lovely bicultural character--and her richly drawn group of peers--promises a cherished new series."—Meg Medina, Pura Belpré winner for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
"This first entry in a smartly crafted new series introduces Lola, best friend Josh Blot, and her family. The appealing protagonist is energetic and enthusiastic [and] with as much about family and friends as about sports, this chapter book should have broad appeal."—Booklist
"Beginning chapter book readers will enjoy Lola's spunk and humor. A good choice for chapter book collections."—School Library Journal
"Lola's personality shines through here, with a vibrant first-person narration that matches her energetic spirit." —The Bulletin
"[A] great book for the beginning chapter book reader." —School Library Connection