cover image LADY LOLLIPOP


Dick King-Smith, , illus. by Jill Barton. . Candlewick, $5.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2181-0

A rude young princess who insists on a pig for her eighth birthday learns a few lessons about manners and friendship as she helps to train her new pet, Lollipop. PW called this early chapter book a "sprightly confection that dresses up a familiar plot with amusing, old-fashioned storytelling." Ages 7-10. (Aug.)