Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The TTLG 2011 Picture Book Celebration: Book two hundred and forty-three

For the last week, my daughter and her friends have been working very hard on enjoying their last free week of summer before school starts. We have gone to the lake, bought ice cream cones, she has had sleepovers, and she had gone bike riding. For today's picture book review I have my last summer title of the year to share with you.

Jung-Hee Spetter
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 5
Front Street/Lemniscaat, 1998, 1-886910-37-5
It is summer, and Lily and Trooper have to decide what they are going to do with their day. They look out of their window and soon after they are on their way to the beach. The sun is wonderfully warm, but the water is rather cold. Of course, this doesn’t stop Lily and her canine friend from going for a swim.
   When it is time to head home, Lily and Trooper take a souvenir with them, a little fish, which they put in a fish bowl. The little girl and the dog want to make their new friend feel welcome, so they go outside to pick some flowers for him. The fish seems to like his gift, but then so do some bees!
   In this charming Lily and Trooper title, we get to share a delightful summer day with the little redheaded girl and her best friend. The author captures the essence of summer in her story, and her illustrations are vibrant with bright summery colors. 

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