Lou Lou

Children - General
24 Pages
Reviewed on 01/22/2014
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Author Biography

Hello everyone!
I'm so very proud to present the first book of the Lou Lou series, where Lou Lou and her family are forced to leave their beloved home in the Maldive Islands because of climate change.
I visited the Maldives in 2008 and fell in love with the place. Since the Maldives is one of the first places to be affected by changes in our climate, I decided to begin my story there. I want these books to be educational, informative and to address all kinds of issues affecting people everywhere.
The Lou Lou books will not only focus on environmental issues. I truly believe that people of all ages should understand the diversity that exists in our world.

Throughout the series, Lou Lou will be travelling around the globe. She will meet new and interesting people along the way, and get to know the many different cultures that exist. I love to travel and have been very lucky to be able to do so. However, I understand that some people may not have the same opportunities, so I want to introduce children to our world from the comfort of a bedtime story.
There are also some exciting adventures along the way!
So come with me... and explore Lou Lou's World!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Lou Lou, written by Safia Guerras and illustrated by Mia S. Kemble, is a delightful pictorial children's book which introduces readers to the concepts of ecosystems, environmental change, love, and the importance of family heritage. Lou Lou and her family live within a beautiful group of islands called the Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean. Lou Lou's grandparents were very fond of their homestead on the island and shared many stories with Lou Lou and her parents. When Lou Lou and her father go snorkeling, they discover a change in the ecosystem. The change means the family can no longer inhabit their home on the island and so they board a ship in search of a new home.

Author Safia Guerras has created a wonderful start to a possible series of books with Lou Lou. The book offers young readers the chance to study environmental change and ecosystems. Those topics can be a great tool for parents and teachers to start an interactive discussion group. Children can discuss why they think the ecosystem changed due to the climate, and also where they think Lou Lou will finally live. Parents and teachers can also use the family stories told by Lou Lou's grandparents as a writing and drawing exercise. Readers can imagine what the scenery would have been like, draw it, and write a story to match.

Lou Lou is a wonderful learning resource and interactive activity aid for parents and teachers to use. Children will love the colorful and vibrant pictures included to excite the imagination.