Lulu Walks the Dogs (Hardcover)
Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.
The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu’s patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend—or the money she needs?
In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over.
About the Author
Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey. She received a B.A. in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six years of study, she graduated from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
Mrs. Viorst is the author of eight collections of poems for adults: "The Village Square";" It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life"; "People and Other Aggravations"; "How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities"; "When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices"; " Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations"; " Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life"; and "I'm Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions". She has also written "You're Officially a Grown-up: The Graduate's Guide to Freedom, Responsibility, Happiness and Personal Hygiene"; a novel, "Murdering Mr. Monti"; and six nonfiction books: "Yes, Married"; "Love & Guilt & The Meaning of Life, Etc."; "Necessary Losses", which was on "The New York Times " bestseller list for almost two years; its companion volume, "Imperfect Control"; "Grown-up Marriage"; and "Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days: An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our Youngest Son, His Wife, Their Baby, Their Toddler, and Their Five-Year-Old Came to Live with Us for Three Months". In addition, she wrote a column in "Redbook "for over twenty-five years.
Mrs. Viorst is the author of eighteen books for children: "Sunday Morning"; "I'll Fix Anthony"; "Try It Again, Sam"; "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"; " The Tenth Good Thing About Barney"; "My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things"; "Rosie and Michael"; "Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday"; " If I Were In Charge of the World and Other Worries"; "The Good-bye Book"; "Earrings!"; "The Alphabet from Z to A"; "Sad Underwear and Other Complications"; "Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move"; "Absolutely, Positively Alexander", a collection of the three Alexander stories; "Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest"; "Just in Case"; and "Nobody Here But Me".
Many of her books, for adults as well as for children, have been published abroad. Several of her children's books have been made into short films.
Mrs. Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from loss and growth to children's literature and the subject of control. Her poetry has been read in performance by Anne Bancroft, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach. Her musical, "Love & Shrimp", starring Eileen Barnett, Bonnie Franklin, and Mariette Hartley, has been performed in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities. A musical version of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", with the play and lyrics written by Mrs. Viorst and music by Shelly Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and now appears at theaters all over the country. A second children's musical, "Alexander, Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move", also with play and lyrics by Mrs. Viorst and music by Shelly Markham, was commissioned by and performed at the Kennedy Center and is currently touring the country.
Mrs. Viorst resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Milton, who is the author of several critically acclaimed political books. They have three sons, Anthony, Nicholas, and Alexander, and seven grandchildren.
Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, most recently Grandpa Green which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and It's a Book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over six months and has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.
His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year list four times. Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.