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Lotsa de Casha (Five Books for Children #5)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  271 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Money can't buy love and being the wealthiest person in the world doesn't guarantee happiness.Lotsa de Casha is the richest -- and most miserable -- man in the world. No matter how colossal his castles, how fast his horses, nor how big his sandwiches, he remains a gloomy old sourpuss -- until he embarks on a fantastic adventure that leads him to the discovery of life's gre ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Callaway Editions (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jun 28, 2015 Mloy rated it liked it
It's cute. Just like all good fairytales geared toward a young audience, it had a very valuable lesson-- that all the money and riches in the world won't make you happy. Granted, it probably would be a more profound message had it not come from a multi-billionaire who I'm sure is enjoying 90% of her (deservedly earned) richess but then again, maybe she is just the credible source to deliver such a message-- maybe, she is speaking from personal experience which would make this her seem a bit more ...more
Marissa García
The story is didactic, boring, and way too lengthy. The art is borderline sinister. Spend a second REALLY looking at it. Weird, sexy animals with human butts and limbs are never okay. There also appears to be a face in a tree performing fellatio on another tree on page 38.

And what is the deal with Lotsa de Casha's accent? Are we making fun of Italian immigrants with that wildly stereotypical garbage? Itsa crap.
Feb 24, 2009 Nichole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
In her fifth book, Madonna touches on a very important lesson.

Lotsa de Casha is a very wealthy man, yet he is very unhappy. He sets off on a journey to lean what would make him happy, since he was unable to purchase it on his own. Throughout the story, he is told how to be happy, but he ignores it. After a series of event, he is left penniless. He is aided by Mr. Forfilla with a ride back to his castle under the condition that he helped him along the way with his deliveries. The journey back hom
Jul 23, 2014 Gina rated it liked it
Read by Madonna in an audio cd, this children's book tries to show the reader that money does not necessarily buy happiness. Not my favorite of her stories, but it was okay.
Aug 19, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Three stars for the story, one extra for the beautiful artwork. This one was (along with Mr. Peabody's apples) the best in the series.
Jul 16, 2007 Miund rated it it was amazing
My good friend Mr. J. Van Thiel once invited me and one of my best friends to his place for a day of movies, gossips and books. At the end of the day, he showed me this book written by Madonna, and made me read the whole story aloud. I couldn't stop laughing at Madonna's wit! She made Lotsa De Casha so real in its fantasy setting. Who would've thought that a girl who once burned a cross, had a wild and widely-publicized sex life and known for her pointy bustier could come up with very original s ...more
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Jan 07, 2012 Tasneem Zafer rated it really liked it
KARMA .. What goes around comes around!!
A tale full of facts and good messages for children.

"if you share what you have and put others before you, you will find happiness"

Nice illustrations suits the story just well!
Feb 15, 2012 Tonya rated it liked it
Got this book as a Christmas present. It was a cute book with a good message. This is the first children's book I had read by Madonna. She did a good job. Who knew she had it in her.
Sep 22, 2010 Missy rated it it was amazing
A cute story and, like Madonna's other books for children, a good message. I loved that it was written in a way to "force" you to speak in an Italian accent when reading out loud. Fun.
Dec 17, 2015 Mira rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids-books
Lovely illustrations aside, Madonna's awful writing manages to sink this hamfisted attempt at a moralized children's story.
Jan 07, 2010 Mara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
I absolutely love this children's book. The artwork is gorgeous. A great book for children and their parents!
Anna Dosio
Sep 04, 2010 Anna Dosio rated it it was amazing
All about where GREED gets you! Great lesson for children and adults. Loved the illustrations.
Jan 18, 2011 Christina rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens-books
The artwork creeped me out a little. Why would a greyhound have human hands?
May 18, 2010 Della added it
Bingung mo kasih berapa bintang. Yang pasti ilustrasinya menarik ^ ^
Jun 15, 2009 Lobstergirl marked it as will-never-read
It is painful just to look at the title of this book.
Neng Nendah
Feb 25, 2013 Neng Nendah rated it really liked it
it's a good way to teach how to run the life :)
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Feb 13, 2009 Gabichelle Uchiha rated it it was amazing
Another lesson book by Madonna.
Laila Dimyati
Sep 11, 2011 Laila Dimyati rated it it was ok
A good teaching of life
Apr 24, 2008 Michaela rated it really liked it
ok then, arrrrr
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Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American pop singer-songwriter. Through her music career, she has also gained some notability as a dancer, record producer, film producer, actress, author and a fashion icon. She is a multiple Grammy- and Golden Globe-award winner, known for her ambitious music videos, stage performances and use of sexual and religious themes in her work.

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