Hillenbrand, Will. Louie. Illustrated by the author. Philomel: 2009. ISBN: 9780399247077
The book Louie is about a little pig who loves to draw pictures that make him happy like the Eiffel Tower or some pigs. He also draws pictures for his mom's stories. Louie loves sunny days and sticky mud, but he loves drawing pictures the most. Louie hates school and does not like to do anything but draw. Louie gets kicked out of school and ends up moving in with his aunt and uncle in a hotel. Where he works for them and draws a lot of pictures that he draws anywhere in the hotel. On his birthday his aunt and uncle got him a colorful crayon set and sketching pencils with a journal that he drew in and filled all of the pages up. I like this book because it is about a little pig and I really like animals and the really colorful pictures. I really liked the marriage page when they both get married in Paris. I also thought it was funny when they where going on their honeymoon and he ended up getting hurt. I really love this book and its pictures. I would recommend this book for first through sixth grade because it is somewhat easy to read and it is really fun to look at the pictures. It expresses the pigs point view well with its wording and pictures.
J.E., 7th grade, Eastwood Middle School.