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Clever Lollipop

Review

Clever Lollipop

written by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Jill Barton

Princess Penelope is very happy living in a palace with her pet pig Lollipop and her new friend Johnny. But Johnny soon realizes that something is missing in Penelope’s life: she isn’t getting an education.

After many interviews and one failed governess, Penelope, Johnny and Lollipop finally have a teacher, a wonderful man who is not your ordinary schoolroom teacher. A small odd-looking person, Collie Cobb soon has Penelope enjoying her lessons and he also becomes the general, all-around royal problem-solver. When the king loses his appetite, Collie finds it for him. And when Lollipop is unhappy about something, Collie finds out what it is and then does something about it.

Continuing where he left off in the first Lollipop story, Dick King-Smith has created yet another charmingly funny and touching book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. With delightful black-and-white illustrations, it is hard to put down and we can only hope that more Lollipop books will follow.

Reviewed by Marya Jansen-Gruber on July 14, 2003

Clever Lollipop
written by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Jill Barton

  • Publication Date: July 14, 2003
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 0763621749
  • ISBN-13: 9780763621742