Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers
(Lottie's World)

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There's nothing like a day at the beach with Lottie! Armed with a handy towel and plenty of ingenuity, she turns lemons into lemonade in Petra Mathers's sweet, funny, and completely winning picture book.
 

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Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including a series of five books called Lottie's World. "Lottie's New Beach Towel" was Book of the Year for "Parenting Magazine," and "Lottie's New Friend" was named a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Aladdin. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Although it appears to Herbie the duck that he’s been displaced in the affections of his sidekick Lottie (Lottie’s New Beach Towel, 1998) by Dodo, a new neighbor with an exotic accent, he needn’t fret.

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In a starred review of this sequel to Lottie's New Beach Towel, centering on Herbie the duck, PW said, "Humor abounds in both the droll text and the tidily boxed art.

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Believing that Lottie prefers Dodo, Herbie entertains mildly vengeful fantasies (wishing Dodo would get seasick when they all take a boat ride;

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In a Best Books citation, PW wrote, "Lottie the chicken finds surprising uses for the beach towel her aunt sends her;

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As Lottie, a chicken, prepares for a picnic with her duck pal Herbie, a package arrives: a red-and-white polka-dotted beach towel sent by Aunt Mattie, who thought it ""might come in handy."" Aunt Mattie was right: by day's end the towel has, among other things, helped Lottie carry her ice cooler ...

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