Lulu's Mysterious Mission

Lulu's Mysterious Mission

Book - 2014
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This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst's Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission!

Eeny meeny miney mo,
That babysitter's got to go.

Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing days behind her. That is, until her parents announce that they are going on vacation--WITHOUT LULU. Not only that, but they are leaving her with the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky, who says hello by bellowing, "The Eagle has landed," and smiles at you with the kind of smile that an alligator might give you before eating you for dinner.

The second her parents are out of the house, Lulu tries out several elaborate schemes to bring them straight back. But just when she seems to finally be making some headway, her babysitter reveals an astonishing that has Lulu crossing her fingers that her parents will go on vacation all the time --without her!
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2014
ISBN: 9781442497467
Branch Call Number: J FF VIO
Characteristics: 182 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Kevin


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ArapahoeKati Oct 04, 2016

Lulu is the best but Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky is even better. Definitely a fun read!

Nov 18, 2014

This is the third installment in the LuLu series. Lulu's parents are going out of town. She throws a fit expecting them to stay. But the parents have a secret weapon--the best babysitter in the whole world. The babysitter is highly trained and doesn't put up with any of LuLu's tricks. But when LuLu pulls out all the stops and causes a confrontation, the babysitter admits she is a trained spy. LuLu then trades obedience for spy training.

This book is not written with the same tone as the first two which were appropriate for the recommended ages of grades 1-4. This book is more mature both in tone and in the illustrations. The illustrator is not the same as the first two. LuLu is meaner and more manipulative. The babysitter is rather mean and manipulative too. This book is advertized for grades 1-5. I believe that should be bumped up to grades 3-5. The riddles are far too advanced for 1st graders as is the subject matter.

JCLChrisK Sep 26, 2014

Viorst's slightly longer third Lulu book may be the best one yet, after a first one I loved and a second one that dropped the bar just a bit. I'm a big Lane Smith fan and definitely missed his illustrations, but I came to appreciate Cornell's style by the end. I'm ready for more entries in the series.

alicat42 Jun 06, 2014

This book was an enjoyable read, it was very funny and I finished it in a day.

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alicat42 Jun 06, 2014

alicat42 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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alicat42 Jun 14, 2014

Lulu is a bad kid. Her parents leave her with a babysitter while they go on a vacation without her. Lulu is upset.The babysitter is mean. Lulu tries to trick the babysitter into making her parents come back. SPOILER ALERT: Lulu finds out her babysitter is really a retired spy. She agrees to teach Lulu to be a spy. When Lulu's parents come home she wants them to go away so her babysitter can keep teaching her stuff.


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alicat42 Jun 06, 2014

"Eeny meeny miney mo,
That babysitter's got to go.

Hot or cold or sun or snow,
That babysitter's got to go.

Soon, not later; fast not slow,
That babysitter's got to go.

Up and down and to and fro,
That babysitter's got to go.

Ha-ha-ha and ho-ho-ho,
That babysitter's


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