When Lucy Goes Out Walking
Praise for When Lucy Goes Out Walking…
Softly colored double-page illustrations (some with smaller scenes inserted) feature an idyllic small town custom-made for the adventures of a boy and his dog. The breezy text for each month is in the form of modified limericks and perfectly suits the gentle activities.
The companionship and love shared between the dog and the boy is clearly evident and also not surprising—the model for the dog, as in many of her other books, is her pet Border Collie, Lucy, while the boy could pass for one of her sons. A dog-lover’s look at the changing seasons.
Wolff celebrates the curiosity and playfulness of a black-and-white puppy with a poem for each month of the year.
—School Library Journal