Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Lulu Is a Rhinoceros" - a bookwrap

I want you to meet Lulu....

 She's a lovely bulldog. But Lulu doesn't think she's a dog. When she looks into her mirror she sees a RHINCEROS looking back at her!  How can that possibly be?  Here's her story. 


"Lulu is a Rhinoceros"

authored by Jason Flom
with Allison Flom
Illustrated by Sophie Corrigan

Ages: 4-8
Grade Level: 1-2
Publisher: Wicked Cow Studios LLC
Pub. Date:  June 12, 2018

Editorial Reviews 

"You can be whatever you want to be, even when other people can't see it themselves. You are the master of your domain. Just ask Lulu!”
- Michael Strahan, Co-host of ABC's Good Morning America

“Lulu may very well be my spirit animal.”
- Moby, Musician and animal rights activist

“Anyone who roots for the underdog should read this book! Lulu is a bulldog who believes in herself, and I believe in her too.”
- Cesar Millan, Dog Behavioralist and star of the hit TV series The Dog Whisperer

"No creature on our planet is more deserving of our compassion and action than the critically endangered rhinoceros, who is being helped through each and every purchase of this special story. Thank you, Lulu!”
- Lindsay Kosnik, African Wildlife Foundation

Unwrapping some sweet illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book

This heartwarming book inspires and brings hope to those who feel that their feelings inside of them don't match up with what people see on the outside of them.  

Lucy is a beautiful bulldog on the outside but when she looks into the mirror she sees herself as a rhineoceros.  Deep down that is what she believes herself to be.  It is so apparent to her that she is a rhinoceros that she goes off to find a horn to authenticate those deep feelings.  

Although those around her mock and ridicule her she doesn't give up believing that she really is.... a rhinoceros. She tries on an ice cream cone for size... no that doesn't work, it gives her a brain freeze. She thinks a traffic cone might be just the thing... wahhh it's way too big and slips over her eyes so she can't  that's no good.  She then spots a banana peel.  That might be a perfect horn. She sticks it on her nose and proudly trots off.  A pesky pigeon calls her out on her banana-horn choice and poor Lucy feels humiliated, angry and then just looses it!!!!!  

"That's enough!
I've had it with pigeons:
I've had it with dogs!

Oh my!! Nobody will believe that she is really a rhino. She's had enough already. 

She angrily chases after that pigeon bully trying to recoup her banana horn that he stole and she ends up in the local zoo where another type of bird, a tick bird, changes the whole trajectory of her dilemma.  I wonder what that little bird proposes to her to make that change and affirm to Lulu that she is indeed a rhinoceros.  Ahhhhh!  Those magic words he utters brings peace to Lulu at long last!  This inspiring tale has a very happy ending. 

The illustrations are wonderfully done with a soft colour pallet and lots of action and expression.  Lulu is an adorable, loveable character that will have you cheering her on. She confirms in her heart once and for all that her true identity is being a wonderful rhinoceros just like she believed she was all along.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the authors

Jason Flom

Jason Flom is the CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing, having previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group. During this time in the music business, he has been personally responsible for discovering and launching all-star musical icons such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, and Lorde, among many others.

Jason is also an active philanthropist as the founding board member of the Innocence Project, and as board member of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Legal Action Center, The Drug Policy Alliance, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, the NYU Prison Education Program and VetPaw.

He is currently the host of the podcast Wrongful Conviction with 46.2k followers on Instagram (@itsjasonflom)

Allison Flom

Allison Flom is a New York City based storyteller. Her work explores themes of identity, justice, and human rights. 

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