Lucille Ball Had No Eyebrows

Norton. (Wait! What?). May 2023. 112p. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781324030720.
Gr 2-4–In the latest volume in the “Wait! What?” series, siblings Paige and Turner discuss the life and career of Lucille Ball, trading facts on the difficulties faced in her early life and going into greater detail on the many firsts Ball accomplished in her career: the first pregnant woman on television; the first television show to be shot using three cameras; the first woman to run a major television studio. Cartoon illustrations throughout highlight some of Ball’s famous quotes. The dialogue between the characters includes suggested episodes for readers who want to learn more about Ball and I Love Lucy, and points readers to YouTube to stream full episodes. The book reads like a book-length list of fun facts, with Paige and Turner trading jokes and puns to present facts. Readers familiar with Gutman’s writing, particularly My Weird School, will enjoy the format, which seeks to educate and entertain.
VERDICT A good additional purchase for intermediate nonfiction collections.

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