cover image Lucky Lazlo

Lucky Lazlo

Steve Light. Candlewick, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8825-7

A boy named Lazlo plans to deliver a rose to the girl he loves, who is starring in a production of Alice in Wonderland. When an orange cat makes off with the flower and races into the theater, it results in a show-stopping chase (in more ways than one). The elaborate costumes, scenes, props, and overall theatrical setting of the story are tailor-made for the thick, black line-work and intricate detailing that Light's (The Bunny Burrow Buyer's Book) fans will recognize from his previous books; his punctuation-like use of color emphasizes key moments in each semi-chaotic scene. Despite all of the disruptions, Lazlo's love errand is a success, calling to mind another theatrical expression: all's well that ends well. Ages 3%E2%80%937. Agency: Wernick & Pratt. (Dec.)