BOOK REPORT: Lucy's Purple Pullover by author and illustrator Kavitha Punniyamurthi ~ IN A NUT SHELL!

Lucy's Purple Pullover  by
Kavitha Punniyamurthi                       

Lucy gets a Christmas gift that she knew would cause her no end of trouble from the kids at school. It is an oversized purple pullover sweater her aunt knitted for her with what looks to Lucy to be a pink gorilla in the front of it!

Groaning, Lucy thinks she looks like a giant furry grape but she did promise her aunt she would wear it.

The class bully and his friends have a great time spending the day taunting her. Lucy is embarrassed by their teasing and the monkey noises they send her way but she tries to ignore them.

Kavitha Punniyamurthi
On the way home after school, Lucy and her friend, Jenny, are catch unaware by a surprising discovery and a NEW use for the purple Pullover!

If your kids or grandkids have ever received a gift they did not like and know what to do with, Lucy's Purple Pullover will certainly light their imaginations. Kavitha Punniyamurthi's illustrations are charming and she has written a story that shows children compassion and caring for other creatures.

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That's The Book Report:  IN A NUT SHELL
JD Holiday


  1. Oooo I think this would be perfect for my young nephews! Definitely going to look at picking up a copy since one of their birthdays is coming up. Thanks.

  2. What child has not been in this position! What a great idea for a kid's book.

    All the best of luck with this one. Sounds like a winner!

  3. Well done Kavitha! :) Lovely review JD!

  4. Great idea for teaching kids about how to receive
    an unwanted gift! We've all had that aunt or grandma...

  5. Well done. J.D.'s review is just enough of a teaser to make readers curious about Lucy's unexpected life lesson using her purple pullover.

  6. This would be a great present for Christmas or birthdays in preparation for the inevitable unpopular gift.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)

  7. Thank you so much everybody for your lovely comments and good wishes! :)

  8. You've got me wondering about what Lucy did.

  9. Dear Kavitha,
    You always has good and clever ideas. Still I´m waiting to illustrate that book which we have in mind. I wish you the best luck.
    Angel Domínguez

  10. Terrific story! I think everyone at one time or another has been in this perdictiment. Well done and great review.

    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
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  11. Kavitha, great review, mate. Congrats. I am sure kids will love it.

    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Kids Books With a WOW Factor!

  12. Janet, Angel, Donna and Margot: Thank you so much for your kind comments! :)

  13. This is a phenomenal book and I am truly amazed at your writing and illustrating prowess. Well done Kavi.

  14. It is an interesting dilemma for kids and as adults we have the same problems. ;-)

  15. Anonymous: Thank you. You are very kind. Please do leave your name and id next time! :)

    Paula: Thanks for your comment. :)


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