Take a look at some of the reviews that were sent directly to us by teachers and librarians from around the country. You can see the complete list of reviews at Silly Lilly’s official press page.
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“Visually, Silly Lilly is an attractive book. The bright colors are cheery and reflect the playfulness of the story. The simple illustrations are unassuming, and yet contain fun details, such as the facial expressions on the teddy bear and the doll when Lilly is making music and trying to get them to sing. I also enjoyed Lilly’s creativity and resourcefulness. With the help of a few vegetables, cinder blocks, simple toys, her parents’ clothes, and her imagination, she explores the often-overlooked potential of everyday things. Perhaps this will inspire children to investigate their interests and discover that they can do a lot with a few simple things.”
Chillicothe Public Library
“Silly Lilly is the story of a dear little girl who takes on a new adventure each day! A great read for young and/or beginning readers as it highlights days of the week and commonly used sight words. The text is not overwhelming. The illustrations are simply pleasing.”
Young Readers Services Librarian
Beaumont Library District
“Rosenstielhl’s Silly Lilly romps through the simple panels of this graphic novel. She takes on her week with a different career choice each day. Like the young children who read her book, she sees no difference in being a city planner, cook, or vampire. She confuses the idea of career and “what do you want to be when you grow up,” with “what do you want to be for Halloween.” After reading “What Will I Be Today” to a group of 3 and 4 year olds, they shared their own ideas ranging from mom to ballerina to crayon. Slightly older children will likely laugh at her confusion. She is “Silly Lilly” after all. This playfulness has educational value though. The days of the week are clearly presented and then reviewed at the end. Silly Lilly encourages role playing in a way any child can emulate, and introduces job titles young children may not have thought about before, i.e. city planner, ending with a job many adults would envy. As with any good picture book, the pictures carry part of the story. Her teddy reacts to her antics just they way children imagine their own toys interacting. I feel this is a great addition to my collection and is a good jumping off point for many more adventures.”