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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

Lulu's Pajamas

by (author) Lucie Papineau

illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Bedtime & Dreams, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Recommended Age
2 to 6
Recommended Grade
p to 1
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Young Lulu has the best Mama and Papa in the world and the best pet ladybug, Lili-Poo. After her Mama tells her a story and her Papa sings a goodnight song, Lulu drifts gently off to sleep in her favorite soft-as-a-butterfly-kiss pajamas. In the morning she decides “never ever” to take them off again! What will she do when her friends laugh and her beloved pajamas show the scars of a busy day at school? Suddenly Lulu can hardly recognize her pajamas, and they sure don't smell like a pink dream anymore.

Lulu's spirited, independent handling of a childhood rite of passage - choosing one's own clothes - will resonate with both children and parents. Irresistible illustrations and Lulu's note-perfect child's voice will make Lulu's Pajamas a bedtime favorite sure to become as well-worn as an old pair of pajamas.

About the authors

Lucie Papineau's profile page

Stéphane Jorisch is one of Canada's most celebrated illustrators. He is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Children’s Illustration for Jabberwocky and The Owl and The Pussycat. He grew up in Montréal, Quebec, where he now lives with his family.


Stephane Jorisch's profile page


  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Young children can recognize themselves in Lulu's desire to have a favorite item with her all day long.

School Library Journal

Young readers will be entranced with Lulu. A charmer.

Kirkus Reviews

Librarian Reviews

Lulu’s Pajamas

Lulu the mouse adores her favourite pajamas so much that she decides to never ever take them off. She comes to reconsider her decision when her pajamas are covered with paint, glue, dust and food at the end of a school day. This charming tale was first published in French as Mon pyjama à moi.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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