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SILLY LILLY by Agnès Rosenstiehl

SILLY LILLY

And the Four Seasons

By Agnès Rosenstiehl (Author) , Agnès Rosensteihl (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 7

Pub Date: May 5th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9799238-1-4
Publisher: RAW Junior/TOON Books

This graphic-early-reader entry from Toon Books is itself an objet d’art. The slight story, in basic comic-book format, briefly and joyfully bounds through the seasons at the rate of four panels per page. The crisp, bright watercolors depict Lilly, a bouncy, endearing child with black pigtails and vim for life, as she happily engages each season. In the spring chapter, “Silly Lilly at the Park,” she shows her teddy bear what she likes to do at the park: dance, jump and nap. In summer, she daintily tiptoes through the shore’s shallow water, clad in her red two-piece, finding little treasures and surprising herself with a snail hidden within a shell. Fall is summed up in bite-size tastes of a sampling of colorful apples. Winter, of course, offers bountiful snow and Lilly’s wayward snowballs. Emergent readers will be drawn to Lilly’s ebullient perspective and captivated by the uncluttered layout; the easy lesson on the seasons is a bonus. (Early reader. 5-7)