Yours Truly, Louisa
Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 5) for Reader Views (6/09)
Grayce: “Louisa is very picky. I thought pigs liked to be dirty. She’s funny. ‘Your’s Truly, Disgruntled’ sounds like what a pig would say since she grunts. If I was the farmer I’m not sure I would let her come back. My favorite part is when the farmer plants all the flowers and then it rains and the flowers are everywhere. The mud is everywhere. I like this book.”
“Yours Truly, Louisa” by Simon Puttock is a really heartwarming and funny book. While it’s written for children, adults will enjoy the mysterious farm animal that writes letters to the farmer and signs the letters as “disgruntled” alluding to Louisa the Pig. It’s enjoyable to see the antics the farmer gets into trying to clean up the farm – a rather impossible task. At the end, the farmer finally sees reason and leaves a note for “disgruntled” that reads, “if you aren’t happy, pick it up yourself” – a nice lesson for kids and parents.