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Illustrated by Bruce MacPherson

Thank You, Aunt Tallulah Carmela Coyle: balloon

It's 99 degrees at Camp Oogie-Waa-Waa, and Aunt Tallulah's latest goody package for Bettina has arrived from Antarctica. Through a series of hilarious mishaps, Bettina and her Aunt Tallulah are ever so appreciative to have each other. Follow along as love, silliness, and surprises are exchanged through the mail between Bettina and her nutty aunt in this wonderful story. And learn interesting fun facts about the South Pole too! The characters comes to life thanks to the wildly talented Bruce MacPherson. Keep a look out for all hidden penguins!

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Rising Moon Books, Hardcover Picture Book (ages 5-9), March 2006, ISBN: 978-0873588911

Thank You, Aunt Tallulah!


"This is a wonderful book. If I could have given it 6 stars I would have. Be sure to 'read' the pictures along with the words. Fun, wacky humor, bright illustrations, crazy relatives, penguins and monkeys, plus a lot of information about weather and different hemispheres."
   —Paperbackswap, 5 Stars

"Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! is very highly recommended as thoroughly entertaining and humorously original."
   —Midwest Book Review

"LaVigna Coyle's talent is immense. Her books always touch a special place in a child's heart. And in adults also. Bruce MacPherson's illustrations are wonderful caricatures of the people that inhabit Bettina's world. Children will love them."
   —Armchair Interviews (read the full review)

"Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! is the fun story tale of the young Bettina in her first summer camp experience at Camp Oogie-Waa-Waa, and is corresponding through letters with her witty aunt Tallulah who lives in Antarctica. Captivating young readers ages 4 to 8 with an Bettina and her aunt's exchange of fun packages ranging from clothing to film and pictures, Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! tells two parallel tales, one of aunt Tallulah and her husband Reginald in their exploration of the South Pole, and the other being the young Bettina's interesting life at summer camp. A unique addition to school and community library picture book collections, Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! is very highly recommended as thoroughly entertaining and humorously original."
   —Midwest Book Review