Marge’s Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi – John Stanley

Marge’s Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi – John Stanley, Drawn & Quarterly, (9781770463660), 2020

Format: Hardcover comic/cartoon

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Humor

What did you like about the book? It is extraordinary that Little Lulu comics appeared in the 40s and 50s when one thinks of stay-at-home moms, Betty Crocker and the like.  Little Lulu was decidedly a feminist whether she knew it or not.  She was plucky and strong, clever, a leader who was always in charge. This new volume furthers that knowledge along with being very funny and original.  There are a number of separate stories, eight to ten pages in length, with eight blocks of illustrations per page with sometimes an entry from “Lulu’s Diry” in-between.  John Stanley was able to convey a myriad of emotions in his illustrations with just the placement of an eyebrow.  This volume is not to be missed.

Anything you did not like about the book?  Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Kids between the ages of 8-11 would be a good audience for Little Lulu and adults who would enjoy reminiscing.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Cartoons/Comics or Graphic novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  If you like Little Lulu comics or classic comics from yesteryear, then yes!

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Manager, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review:  9/1/2020

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