Nonna’s Corner: Lucy Loves Sherman by Catherine Bailey

April 26th, 2017 Kimberly Review 36 Comments

26th Apr

Nonna's Corner

Welcome to Nonna’s Corner. Today I am sharing an adorable book called LUCY LOVES SHERMAN by Catherine Bailey illustrated by Meg Walters. In this delightful tale Lucy falls in love with a Lobster, and when she cannot have him as a pet, she sets out to save him from the dinner table. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Nonna’s Corner: Lucy Loves Sherman by Catherine Bailey
Lucy Loves Sherman
by Catherine Bailey
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Source: Publisher
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Girl meets lobster. Girl loves lobster. But can girl save lobster?

That’s the question at the center of this sweet and sassy picture book about Lucy, her shell-y friend Sherman, and the seafood-loving town they inhabit.

Lucy loves Sherman from the moment they meet at Flotsam’s Fish Market. Oh sure, he’s an eighteen-pound, eighty-year-old crustacean, but he’s also polka dotted. And blurble-y. And he smells like the ocean! Unfortunately, Nana is not hooked on the idea of a pet lobster.

Things only get worse when Lucy meets Chef Pierre and discovers that Sherman’s fate is on a plate! She must rescue Sherman, even if it means getting into hot water with all the grownups. So Lucy takes action. But will the efforts of one little girl be enough to save Sherman from the bib and butter?

As humorous as it is inspiring, Lucy Loves Sherman explores an unlikely, yet utterly charming friendship, and the challenge and thrill of finding your voice and being an activist.

LUCY LOVES SHERMAN by Catherine Bailey was a delightful story about a young girl and her request for an unusual pet. Beautifully illustrated by Meg Walters my granddaughter and I delighted in this tale about a young girl’s adventure to save an eighty-year-old lobster she befriends. With its colorful pages, Bailey reminds adults of that time they wanted an impossible pet. For me, it was a hippopotamus, and my youngest desperately wanted a dolphin. Bailey uses this desire to share the power of finding a cause and making a difference. I loved how word of mouth and media helped Lucy save Sherman. The tale was funny, cute and uplifting all while teaching valuable lessons. Its simple text and colorful imagery will hold young readers attention. Be warned, though, they will probably want to keep a lobster in your bathtub!

  • Age Range: 3 – 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten

Lucy Loves Sherman Collage

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About Catherine Bailey

Catherine Bailey

Catherine Bailey’s prior job titles include lawyer (interesting), sailboat deckhand (fun but occasionally sea-sick-y), and Cartoon Network intern (best job ever, besides writing). Her hobbies include reading, 1980s movies, and travel. She’s the author of the picture books; Mind Your Monsters and Hypnosis Harry. She lives in Stuart, Florida, with her husband and two children.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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36 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: Lucy Loves Sherman by Catherine Bailey”

  1. Angie

    This is such a cute idea for a feature. For me, it was a pet panther I wanted. And I’m pretty sure it was because I saw a picture of Michael Jackson with one. LOL

    Nice review. 🙂

  2. Laura Thomas

    How fun! I enjoy sharing children’s books. I do a Kid’s Korner on Wednesdays on my blog. Didn’t have time for one today though. This would fit perfect;y:)

  3. Sophia

    Aww, this is so cute! (Okay, the entire concept is adorable, but it might just be the lobster and the quest for a lobster as a pet.)

  4. Angela Adams

    Adorable! I had purchased “The One and Only Ivan” a few years ago for the son of a friend. The child was ten. After reading the book, he wanted a gorilla as a pet. He kept bugging his parents–who ended up not talking to me for a week. I, on the other hand, admired the child’s position on “animal rights.” Thanks for the post, Nonna!!!!!

  5. Geybie's Book Blog

    Glad to see that you read diversely, Kim. I’ve never read this genre. It is a shame since I have a lot of nieces and naphews. Awesome review, Kim, as always.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did with my wee ones and started Nonna’s Corner when the first Royal grandbaby was born. It has been fun discovering new books for their bookshelf.