Sunday, March 6, 2011

Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? by Agnes Rosenstiehl

Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? by Agnes Rosenstiehl (Canada) - (US)
Toon Books

Pages: 31
Ages: 5+
Finished: Feb. 25, 2011
First Published: Feb. 22, 2011
Publisher: Toon Books
Genre: children, easy readers, graphic novel
Rating: 5/5


First sentence:


7 Days of the Week. Every day is a new day to play!


Acquired: Received a review copy from Candlewick Press.

Reason for Reading: I was fortunate enough to sample the very first Toon Books and now can't help myself checking out every new one as it's published.

Rosenstiehl's Silly Lilly is a delightful little girl, vibrant, joyful and intelligent. She's always on the go and has a wonderful imagination. Lilly knows the days of the week and every day this week she is going to have a different job. The jobs range from the practical city planner to the creative cook and the plain silly vampire. But she has them all planned out perfectly with an extra special job for Sundays. Rosenstiehl's illustrations are minimalist but every item in the picture has a purpose. Keep your eyes on teddy's expression during then musician sequence and on her apron as she is a cook. These details make the story twice as expressive than the text alone is able to do. The author bio lets us know that Silly Lilly has been around for years in France having all sorts of exploits in French children's picture books, hopefully someday we will get to know her better with English translations of these older works.

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