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Luke and Lottie. Spring Is Here!

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A very cute story of siblings discovering nature in spring.  Luke and Lottie venture outside to the change in the trees, and help animals find their families.  Spring is the time for discovery. 

The illustrations are excellent in this story.  My grandson is 3 and he loved the story and taking about the leaves on the trees and the animals.
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It seemed a bit out of place to read this story in the winter, but we still enjoyed it. It was a very simplistic story about spring, definitely geared to toddlers. Siblings, Luke and Lottie, go outside to play in the spring time and find a yellow chick which has lost its Mummy. Along with their Daddy, they try to find the chick's Mummy. They come across various things you see in the spring during this search. The illustrations are really the star of this book. We talked about what we saw and if we had ever seen them in real life. The text was very simple and the good thing was that the older grandchild was able to read it to his little sister and brother. This is a heartwarming book about the importance of family and helping others.
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Brother and sister Luke and Lottie remind us the joy of spring. This is a joyful book and when read out loud with your children, they will look at the world a little better. They will also discover a baby chick and with the help of their father, help find his home. A book that lets a kid be a kid!

A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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What a lovely and sweet story. 
The illustrations of nature and spring are so beautiful and the story it's going to warm your heart.
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This is a cute children's book with lovely writing and graphics, in which twins Luke and Lottie go outside to play in the spring time and find a yellow chick which has lost its Mummy.  Along with their Daddy, they try to find the chick's Mummy.  This is a heartwarming book about the importance of having family around us.  My daughter loved this book and at the end of it, we had a big cuddle.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A sweet book about the beautiful season of spring. The illustrations are sweet in this book. This book is great for pre-school and kindergarten aged children.
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Thank you NetGalley and Clavis for the Arc copy in exchange for my honest review.
What a adorable little book perfect for spring! Each page so colourful & super cute, it made my little nephews want to go visit a lambs farm or at least go for a walk outdoors. It be a great addition to any Easter holiday. The illustrations are wonderful. The text is well placed such that adults can read to the child while kids can look at the pictures.
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What a nice little book perfect for spring! Each page is colorful & super cute, it'll make everyone want to go visit a lambs farm or at least go for a walk outside. It be a great addition to any Easter basket & to your spring bookshelf.
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Beautifully illustrated, the book has a warm, feel good ambiance about it. Luke, Lottie and their father search for the little “chick’s” mother. Judging by the cover, however, I thought the story will have a lamb in the “chick’s” place. Also slightly confused by everyone’s age (except for their mother), based on the conversations and the father’s clothes.
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SUPER CUTE! I love the illustrations of these two kids and all the lovely animals they see. A fun story to follow along with. I'm sure your own kids will love it!

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy in return for an honest opinion.
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What a lovely, sweet story about children observing plants and animals outside during spring!

The illustrations are beautiful, colorful, and attractive. The text is placed well such that parents can read to the child while he/she looks at the pictures.

I'm sure children will relate to the themes discussed in the book. Highly recommended.
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This was a cute enough story. We picked it out since I have 5 year old boy/girl twins and when they realized Luke and Lottie were twins too, they were very excited. I'd say for my 5 year olds though, they are a little old for this book.
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Children and the way they understand the world around them is something really special. The way adults explain and try to approximate some concepts sometimes does not correspond to the way children receive and process new data.
Nowadays, all kinds of applications, devices and modern gadgets that are intended for children are available at every corner. And yes, I have to admit that as soon as my daughter takes the tablet in her hands, she is really calm, and seems so focused. But if you pay closer attention, you will realize that her attention is short-lived, and for that reason I prefer books, as a source of countless information, and as an opportunity to spend a few hours together, exploring, traveling and learning new information, that I as parent can mold to my needs.
Books are very important, but not every book is suitable for a certain age and a certain child, which is why I spend a lot of time choosing quality content for my children. But in certain picture books, it is necessary to look a little more carefully, because there are many hidden topics and possibilities that are not so visible even if the book is greatly eye-catching.
Luke and Lottie. Spring Is Here! by Ruth Wielockx is such a book, one that offers many opportunities for interaction, to involve your child in the process of reading the picture book, the emphasis is focused on the listener, who should pass from being a passive listener to an active participant in the reading process. The very way children learn has changed a lot, and in order to achieve the desired effects, the child needs to be more involved. That is what this picture book has in abundance.
The wrong theses that I think are an absolutely great touch by the author, and which by what I’ve read are being criticized by some people, actually give you as a parent or educator a great opportunity to allow the child to assess the situation on their own, to get to the accurate answer and to start to form a critical opinion. When you get to that part, ask the child for example: ‘Can the chick be offspring of a sheep?’ or  ‘What do you think?’ Your child will think, compare and come to a conclusion and answer on their own.  Plus, it gives your child a chance to feel self-worthy and proud.
The way the animals and their offspring are portrayed is quite well presented, interesting enough for the children to be able to laugh and at the same time learn new words and terms for the farm animals. The illustrations are vivid and interesting enough, and as a great addition to the story, they help keep the children's attention, which is not easy in this modern and digital age. The language, grammar and style of writing are completely simplified and adapted to the age for which this picture book is intended.
I think that anyone who chooses to read this picture book will not be wrong. Luke and Lottie. Spring Is Here! will surely allow you to spend quality time with your child laughing and getting to know the world around us.
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The premise of the story was cute but not executed very well. I felt like there was too many words for how simple the story was meant to be. The illustrations were a little odd as well.
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I really loved the illustrations in this book, they are lovely and really eye catching.

I read the book with my three year old daughter and she loved them too so that was great which was a great positive for the book.

As a mum now who picks the books my daughter reads whilst I thought that the story was fun but I am a little surprised that Luke didn’t know that the chick’s mum in the story a chicken and that was a little too silly – especially when he asked if the chick’s mum was a sheep... 

I am sorry for the author but for that I am dropping my review down and it will be 3 stars from me for this one.  I am a little disappointed that I could not give it higher as this could have been a cracking book to read in the spring or give as an Easter present.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. 

I didn't like this book. The illustrations were cute I guess, but clothes were strange and the duck was giving a lot of side eye. The text was very wordy and stilted and the flow of the story was off. I also wasn't a fan of the way it encourages children who find a baby animal to touch it. More often than not, the mother is coming back for it. I hope this book goes through some solid editing before publication.
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A sweet, well-illustrated story about twins Luke and Lottie who are playing outside now that spring is here. They find a baby chick and go in search of its mother and encounter mothers and babies of other species along the way.
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Luke and Lottie try and find the baby chick's mother while along the way they learn about animals and what their babies are called! A very sweet story about mothers and babies in the spring!
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I like the illustrations of this book but sometimes I feel confused about how old everyone in the book is.  The Dad is wearing a hoodie and looks like a teenager. The kids conversations make them seem older but asking if the sheep are the birds family makes them seem very young, like 2 year olds. Then another confusing part is that the Dad thinks the baby bird is a chicken but it ends up being a duck. It works if the intention is for people reading it to have a discussion about initial appearances being different than what they seem. Maybe an intro page would help with these concerns I have.
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What drew me into this book were the names of the two characters: Luke and Lottie! Such cute names to go along with a cute book. I can definitely see this being a cute read with my two-year-old cousin especially if we go to a zoo or park afterward to find the animals featured in the book. Cute story!
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