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Remy and Lulu

by Kevin Hawkes

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Cute story about a painter and his dog, as they struggle to find fame and fortune, retain their artistic integrity, and find happiness. I enjoyed the story and found the theme about being honest and true to yourself to be very strong. The illustrations were very fun and engaging.
  kitsunek8 | Mar 18, 2016 |
Summary: Remy is a struggling artist in Paris. He meets Lulu the dog who becomes his friend and companion. Together they find success until Remy tries to paint with his eyes instead of his heart. Lulu sticks by his side and brings him back to the artist he is meant to be.

Reflection: This is a longer picture book story that older children will like. Can be used to talk about friendship and being true to yourself. ( )
  AlinaA | Mar 10, 2016 |
A down-on-his-luck painter with poor eyesight teams up with a dog with a knack for painting portraits. This is a story of friendship between an unlikely pair. ( )
  JenHopkins | Nov 9, 2015 |
Behind every great painter is a dog more talented. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Beautiful tale of two unlikely companions who are wonderful artists. Set in France, Remy and Lulu find one another after Lulu's first owner (a famous artist) leaves him. When Lulu finds his new friend they realize that they have have many artistic commonalities and moral struggles.
  barquist | Apr 25, 2015 |
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Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris.
 
Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers. They don’t need much business —just enough for some figs and cheese to keep their bellies full—but not many people seem to appreciate Remy’s abstract style.
 
Before long, Lulu secretly lends a paw to Remy’s work and—voilà!—the pair are the most celebrated artists on the salon circuit. If only Remy knew why . . .
 
With art from both beloved children’s book illustrator Kevin Hawkes and award-winning miniatures artist Hannah Harrison, this funny and heartwarming story about friendship and creativity shows that there are many ways to be good at the same thing . . . and that a true friend is always there for you.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:30 -0400)

A down-on-his-luck painter with poor eyesight teams up with a dog with a knack for painting portraits.

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