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Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons

by Agnes Rosenstiehl

Publisher: TOON Books

Format: hardcover, 9x6, full color, $12.95 (order with code OCT078303)

ISBN: 978-0-9799238-1-4

Reviewed by: School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
Minimal text and simple cartoons follow Silly Lilly through the course of a year. Each seasonal adventure is a complete story in which the child delights in the smallest discoveries. She wonders about a tiny snail, the taste of fall apples, and snow. The quiet humor will not bring on belly laughs, but will be appreciated by young audiences. The simplified comic-book format has one to two panels per page. Each panel has one dialogue balloon; each balloon has a single sentence. The short sentences and large print make this a good choice for beginning readers. The descriptive illustrations assist with the storytelling and make this book adaptable for pre-literacy conversations. This small-sized book is best read alone or shared one to one. –Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH