Title: Loula Is Leaving for Africa
Author & Illustrator: Anne Villeneuve
Date Published: September 2013
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Loula has had enough of her terrible triplet brothers and decides to run away to Africa. Luckily, her mother's chauffeur, Gilbert, knows just how to get there. Together, Loula and Gilbert ride camels, cross a desert and, most important, use heaps of imagination in this heartwarming adventure.
Poor Loula! While reading this, I imagined that the triplets were three of our youngest son. And I shuddered. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Well ... maybe I would.
Such a sweet story! I was really captivated by this book. The illustrations are adorable and the story line is something that most parents have been through.
I loved how all of the characters were written ... I think that my favorite speaking character was Gilbert ... he was so sweet and patient and played along with Loula.
Now ... my favorite non-speaking character is the cat that speaks giraffe! It doesn't get much cuter than that!