Lulu & Rocky in Rocky Mountain National Park

Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado! There are so many fun things to see and do, like hiking, camping, star-gazing, and even participating in the Junior Ranger program as they learn about the special treasures found in the park. Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this fifth book in the Lulu & Rocky series explores the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 978.8/69
Lexile 650L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111332), PDF (9781534178922), Hosted ebook (9781534179073)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Manhattan Book Review - Lulu & Rocky in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky receives a note from his Aunt Fancy. She invites him to meet his cousin Lulu, their friend Pufferson, and their guide, Henry, at the Stanley Hotel (which just might be haunted!) in Estes Park, Colorado. They will be exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky packs his things and, when he arrives at the hotel, finds his group. The next day, they hike into the park to set up tents before going into the Moraine Park Discovery Center. It’s a good thing, too, as a thunderstorm hits with lots of rain. They find out about becoming Junior Rangers. They enjoy singing under the stars, fishing, wildlife watching, and other exciting times during their visit.

This fifth installment in the Lulu & Rocky Adventures series has all the fun readers have come to expect. Author Barbara Joosse nails Rocky’s voice and shows many wonders of the parks through her words, while the illustrations by Renée Graef are spectacular, with gorgeous backgrounds and lots of fun details about the places Lulu and Rocky visit. The characters are so cute. The park map and the back matter will give youngsters lots of great information. This is a super fun book in a great series.

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Author: Barbara Joosse

Barbara Joosse is the author of 57 books for children, including Everybody’s Tree; Mama, Do You Love Me?; and The Fishermen, the Horse, and the Sea. She lives in a little harbor town on Lake Michigan. When her grandchildren sleep over on snowy nights, she reassures them that the growling sound outside their window isn’t really a monster—it’s the noisy snowplow!

Illustrator: Renée Graef

Renée Graef and her children spent many of her birthdays walking the 990-foot breakwater to reach the Port Washington Lighthouse. She has illustrated over 80 books for children including T is for Time; D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet; the “Kirsten” books in the American Girl Collection; and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Renée splits her time between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, California. Learn more about her work at

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Full-color illustrations