Lucy Loves Sherman is a book about friendship, falling in love with what seems the unusual, finding your voice, taking a stand, and calling others to join you in a cause you believe is worth fighting for. It’s a story packed full of important matters intended for children ages 3-6 years old. I feel there’s no time better than sooner to get those wheels turning in those little heads of theirs and that’s why I adore this book so.
In this story, we meet a little girl that falls in a love with a lobster. She begs her Grandma to let her bring him home as a pet but that doesn’t happen. Days later, she finds out that Sherman is on the menu at a local restaurant! What’s a girl to do? Well, she takes action! The story is a fun one to follow. The illustrations bring this book to life and capture all the feelings and emotions quite well as the story unfolds.
The story features more advanced words that children may not know making it a great choice for expanding one’s vocabulary too. For early readers, this book is a perfect pick since it features mainly short and simple sentences. My six and a half-year-old son had no issue reading it. My 8-year-old daughter said this book was cute and she liked reading and looking at it. I do agree that words aside that this book could tell the story solely by the illustrations. It’s a really fun picture book!
The author and illustrator have some free downloadable activities on their websites that go along with Lucy Loves Sherman.
This title would certainly be a good choice to add to your upcoming Summer reading booklist!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.