INTEREST LEVEL: Age 3+
READING LEVEL: Gr K-1
LEXILE LEVEL: BR
GUIDED READING: E
A Spring 2011 release
32 pages, 9” x 6”
in What Will I Be Today? from:
Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?
by Agnès Rosenstiehl
No job is too tough for Silly Lilly: first she’s a cook who paints, then an acrobat who tumbles, then a city planner... Agnès Rosenstiehl’s spunky heroine, one of France’s most beloved children’s book characters, takes on a new role every day of the week. Lilly’s unstoppable antics are bound to spark young readers’ imaginations.
"Agnes Rosenstiehl’s 'Silly Lilly' books, about a playful little girl observing her environment, are brief, simple, incredibly sweet and thoroughly in line with the sensibilities of 3-year-olds."
"A subtle theme of empowerment runs throughout as the girl confidently enacts a variety of roles."
"The scenes are short (each only four two-panel pages long) but deftly work on several engaging levels, from introducing days of the week and various jobs to dynamically reinforcing word meanings within the context of Lilly's actions to rendering perfect child's-eye depictions of the nondifference between work and play."
Boys and girls...
"Silly Lilly in What Will I be Today is good for helping young readers know that their imagination is important and that anyone can be anything they put their mind to. [My boys] have been making pretty interesting statements about boys and girls lately, and sometimes they do need to be reminded that girls and boys are equally cool. [...] If I had a daughter, I’d be sure to have the book."
— James Bucky C. on EN/SANE World
English Education (EN) & Sequential Art Narratives in Education (SANE).