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Lois Petren

Author of the Lulu and Lainey and Five Enchanted Mermaids Children's Books

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Lulu and Lainey

Amazon Reader - (Top Contributor: Children's Books) May 9, 2020 - Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn 

This is a charming story for primary grade readers. Lulu loves to knit with her grandmother. They live in Paris.

This illustrated book is a charming story of love, friendship, and family. It is a perfect choice as a read-aloud or beginning reader. Recommended for grades preschool through grade two.

Amazon Reader - (Top 100 Reviewer) February 13, 2020 - Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn

The illustrations are simple yet flowing, giving a good picture of what the words say; the outside scenes were particularly impressionistic and slightly whimsical. I like how the book indirectly teaches patience and hope. How Lulu got Lainey back actually made me laugh out loud, which is rare in a children's book for this age. If there is a child in your life who you hope to get interested in knitting or other fiber arts, this might be a very sweet little introduction.

Amazon Reader - April 26, 2020 - Lulu and Lainey ... a Christmas Yarn 

Lois has some style, love this illustrator, so well!  I read ... "12 Days of Christmas" and "Christmas Yarn" ... both are so amazing fun!! great colors. please check these out. Such a new fan of Lois Petren writing!!

Amazon Reader - April 22, 2019 - Lulu and Lainey ... at the Farm

Sweet little farm story just right for 3-6 year olds! My granddaughters loved it and we ended up reading it several times!

Amazon Reader - January 26, 2019 - Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn

This is a cute story, well-written and easy to follow, and my four year old daughter always asks to read it again. It includes time with Grandma, playing outside, a little bit of bird life, a little bit of sadness, and a happy ending.

Rosie Russell, Author and Illustrator at Books by Rose - September 19, 2018

Lulu and Lainey ...12 Days of Christmas is an adorable book readers will enjoy. Lulu and Grand-mère find out spending time together and making gifts for family and friends is a treasure they will cherish for years to come. Entwined in this story are eye catching illustrations and a personal song for each of the recipient's receiving these lovely gifts.

Amazon Reader -  June 13, 2018 - Lulu and Lainey ... at the Farm

An animal story that is mostly 🐐🐐and a 🐑. The artwork is beautiful! My favorite character is Lulu because she loves her 🐑! My grandma Lainey and I think this story was awesome! My name is (removed). I love reading! I think it's funny that the sheep's name is Lainey! 

Amazon Reader -  January 6, 2018

I loved this book and I read it to my grandkids and they loved it too. Lovely illustrations. Well written. I look forward to more Lulu and Lainey books.

Amazon Reader - Another adventure with Lulu and Lainey - November 17, 2017

Lulu and Lainey at the Farm is our newest family-favorite bedtime book as we cuddle up on the sofa and discover Lulu's latest adventure at her grandparents's farm. What a delight to meet Lainey, the sheep, and see life on the farm in the French countryside. Lulu's love of knitting comes full circle in this sweet storytelling of family, pastime, and nurture. Reading this makes me wants to knit a sweater for my shih-tzu! Looking forward to Lainey and Lulu's next adventure!

Old Mate Media - Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn

As soon as I saw the cover for Lulu and Lainey … a French Yarn, I knew I was in for a treat. Then I saw the opening dedication. “For every child who has lost a favourite object. May it always find its way back home…” It sums up the heart of this sweet tale.

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Booklover on Amazon - May 9, 2017 - Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn

Brought me back to Paris with sweet illustrations and a simple, but effective plot. Loved reading it with my daughter.

Old Mate Media - Lulu and Lainey ... the Lucky Day

There’s something truly romantic about this series. I just love the relationship between the story and the art. Lulu and Lainey … The Lucky Day wisely opens with a full page illustration that showcases Russita’s immense talent and her take on suburban Paris.

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