★ “Like a faithful teddy, sure to become a favorite for many readers.”—Kirkus, STARRED review
“Lichtenheld’s first-person narration is just the right amount of cranky, rendering Louis as both sympathetic (he does get thrown in the washing machine, after all) and clueless as to how good he has it.”—Publishers Weekly
“Rowan-Zoch’s colorful and expressive illustrations complement Lichtenheld’s silly story and truly bring Louis the grumpy bear to life…. Perfect for read-alouds or one-on-one sharing, this is a laugh-out-loud spin on a would-be runaway’s best-laid plans.”—School Library Journal
Sign up to have me read to your class on World Read Aloud Day, Wed., Feb.3, 2021 – HERE
LOUIS is OUT in the wild now, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; downloadable activity sheets HERE. Signed copies may be requested in the comment section of an order here – Old Firehouse Books . “Paper doll” Halloween Costumes to download, print, and color in this post.
YOU’RE HERE! , YOU’RE ONE! and YOU’RE TWO!
published in October 2014 with Bailiwick Press