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The Taming of Lola: A Shrew Story by Ellen…

The Taming of Lola: A Shrew Story

by Ellen Weiss

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loved the pictures and the story ( )
  kelleyhar | Jun 18, 2014 |
Hm. Shakespeare with shrews. Somehow I didn't make the connection until I was reading the back cover. Or maybe because "Taming of the Shrew" isn't one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. However, it makes a cute and funny picturebook! Lola the shrew is a spoiled brat. Her huge temper tantrums and endless screaming have made everyone in her family wearily acquiese with her wishes. Until the day her cousin Lester comes to visit...and he's just as spoiled and bratty as she is. The two of them miss out on a lot of fun, choosing to fight instead. Finally, they compromise and realize they don't have to get their own way all the time. The humorous interjections from the Granny telling the story are perfect and I loved the way the author didn't reform Lola into a little angel - she's still quite the shrew!
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jan 30, 2011 |
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Little Lola the shrew is a troublemaker, and a mean one at that! Her constant whining has shredded her family’s nerves. Her siblings are fed up, and her parents have just plain given up. She always gets her way. But the real trouble begins when Lola’s cousin Lester comes to stay with her family. Turns out, he’s meaner than she is! Suddenly Lester is the one getting special treatment, just because he demands it. Lola and Lester find themselves in screaming matches over the silliest things. Will Lola ever learn her lesson? Will Lester learn his?
This wonderful book has a valuable message that isn’t preachy,  delivered with warmth and charm.

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(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:43 -0400)

Lola, a shrew, is famous all over West Meadow for her temper tantrums, but when her cousin Lester comes for a visit and gets special treatment just because he demands it, Lola begins to rethink her behavior.

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