Ava and the Real Lucille
When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her. The girls write the best poem they can, and while waiting and hoping to win, they decide that "Lucille" would be the perfect name for a dog. But when Mr. Noah finally announces that they have won, Ava is so disappointed when she sees the prize, a parakeet, that she says, "You're not the real Lucille!" Ava must discover for herself that with a little patience, a little imagination, and a lot of love, her new pet will be every bit as much fun as a dog—and a fine friend besides.
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Review: Ava and the Real LucilleUser Review - Sharon Lawler - Goodreads
Ava and her sister enter a contest in hopes of winning a pet, and specifically Ava wants a dog. Hooray! They win, but Ava is disgruntled that the prize is a parakeet. Sweet story about learning about new things, and acceptance. Read full review
Review: Ava and the Real LucilleUser Review - Sunnyvale Librarian - Goodreads
Ava and her sister Arlie enter a poetry contest so that they can win a pet. Ava assumes that the prize will be a dog but when the girls do win the contest, the prize is actually a parakeet, who they ... Read full review