Loud Lips Lucy is the first release in the Smarties series. It is the story of a loudmouthed little girl who develops laryngitis. In the process of searching for her voice in some very bizarre places, she discovers the importance of listening. The series is designed to develop early readers and educate the public in the field of medicine.
Loud Lips Lucy by Tolya Thompson
By on Oct 12, 2001
Loud Lips Lucy, takes the adult and child reader on a journey with Lucy as she searches for her voice and discovers the value of listening. Along the way readers are also led down the path to development of early literacy skills. Lucy's speech rhymes; she is surrounded by people and things familiar to young children; and she explores colors, parts of the body, and animal sounds. In the end she finds a beautiful world to share with her friends, one she would never have explored if her voice had not disappeared. As an added bonus, this brightly illustrated multicultural book provides the adult an opportunity to discuss laryngitis, a common medical ailment, with their children in a context they will identify with and understand. Adults and children alike will love reading about Lucy, and will learn on many different levels.
Lance Loved Lucy
By Reviewed By Children on Apr 13, 2002
I am six years old. My mom and I read Loud Lips Lucy last night and I really liked it. I put the book under my pillow. Thank you and I can't wait to read the next book. I may be able to read it by myself soon.
Loud Lips Lucy by Tolya Thompson
By Deirdre Harris on Sep 30, 2001
This is an absolutely exhilarating approach to developing young readers. The main character Lucy is a precocious little girl filled with spunk and vivacity! Her loosing her voice and the ensuing search to find it, is filled with wonderful discoveries and rhyme that thrill the hearts of children and adults alike. The story, along with vibrant, colorful illustrations makes the book a page-turner. Ms. Thompson, Lucy's creator, has succeeded in bringing parent and child back together for that old style bonding through reading. Providing a "Smartie" at the end of the story (a short synopsis of the medical ailment hampering the main charactar) is a most unique way to introduce health issues to young audiences. Hats off to Ms. Thompson. Many years ago I enjoyed sitting with my children and reading their favorite books to them. I can now look forward to sitting and reading this exciting, funfilled, eye catching story to my grandchildren!!
a lesson in listening
By Francine Panely on Jul 27, 2002
Tolya has created a challenging child who just won't listen. Fiesty Lucy bypasses the voices around her until nature causes her to stop and pay attention to its conversations. Neighbors, flowers and bees alike tell Lucy what she's been missing. Intelligent, Lucy learns to be here now. Insight into laryngitis, Lucy's minor medical ailment, provides an added attraction for parents. All my friends love Lucy and have purchased the book for the children in their lives. We can't wait to meet Tolya's next 'Smartie Pants'.
Draws young readers right into the story of a young girl
By Midwest Book Review on Apr 13, 2002
Superbly written and colorfully illustrated by Tolya L. Thompson, Loud Lips Lucy is an engaging, attention-getting, totally entertaining picturebook that draws young readers right into the story of a young girl who learns the value of listening. An educational note at the end informs youthful readers about laryngitis. Impressionistic, boldly colorful artwork brings this enthusiastic story to vivid life. Highly recommended for family, school, and community library picturebook collections!
Fabulous book for any child!!
By Christi Varnadoe on Oct 19, 2001
I am a kindergarten teacher in Georgia, and when I read the story to my students they LOVED it! They loved the Lucy and all the things that she did. They wanted to hear the story over and over and over. They loved to chime in on parts that they knew, and to laugh at all the crazy things she did. It is definately a book that you should add to your collection. I feel like it will be a story that a child will enjoy for a lifetime.
Inner City Lucy
By J. Brown on Apr 13, 2002
Lucy is just like any other NYC public elementary school girl. She is exciting, anxious and finally grows up to realize that the world is changing every minute. Lucy's innocence provides the reality, that we all remembered as children. Our children must realize that Lucy is a very special child and her message is profound!
By Ned on Oct 27, 2005
Your children will enjoy this book. It is funny and extremely well done. The illustrations are fantastic. I found this book while taking a Children's Literature course in college. I've bought 3 copies: 2 to give away and one for ME to keep. I love it.