J.R.Poulter has worked as a senior educator, librarian, lecturer in English Expression, editor and in a circus. A multi-awarded author/poet with over 40 books to her name, she also writes poetry, YA and general readership fiction under J.R.McRae.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Moi, Elle, and La Le: Poodle Triplets Go Glam by J.R. Poulter is about three little poodles who are pretty, cute, and smart and who can steal anybody’s heart. The three sisters loved the way they dressed with matching bows and collars, and the color of their fur. They considered their lives to be sublime. One day Aunt Patty, the High Society poodle, came to visit them. She had bought them each a new all-weather coat and these fitted perfectly. Elle was sad because her purple coat did not look as pretty as her sisters in pink. Her mother and sisters felt bad as she was howling. Finally Aunt Patty came up with a good idea. What was it? Would Elle be happy with her coat now?
The story is adorable and charming and children will love Moi, Elle, and La Le, the three poodle sisters. The message conveyed through the story is done effectively through narration, and the illustrations give clarity to the author’s words. The illustrations are appealing and they bring the characters alive and make them palpable to readers. It is a girlie story and will appeal to all girl readers. Parents who have baby girls can use it for bedtime story-telling and it is a good story for interactive sessions in classrooms as it has a good message for children. Aunt Patty’s act of making Elle happy is encouraging for readers as it will motivate them to find solutions when they are faced with problems. I like the way the author weaves the concept and the message into the story, with the help of Aunt Patty and the three poodle sisters, Moi, Elle, and La Le.