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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yazmeen - LibraryThing
In this children’s book, the text teaches children to appreciate what they have. Two sisters, who go by the names of Ava and Arlie, enter to win a poem writing contest. This contest is held at a pet ... Read full review
AVA AND THE REAL LUCILLEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Ava and her little sister, Arlie, win first prize in a poetry contest at their local pet store, with an unspecified pet as the prize. But instead of a longed-for dog, the pet turns out to be a ... Read full review