Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl

Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl

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by Micah Player
     
 

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Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily—a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity—goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery

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Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily—a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity—goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day. Readers and fans of the apparel line Lately Lily will appreciate this chance to join Lily on a world tour and experience the many delights of travel through her eyes.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/28/2014
A tie-in to a line of travel-related clothing and merchandise (of which Player is creative director), this book sees redheaded Lily and her stuffed animal pal, Zeborah, following in the footsteps of Lily's globetrotting parents (seen only once from their necks down, striding quickly and stylishly ahead of their daughter). Player's text is unflagging in its energy and optimism, which can make Lily seem more like a symbol of a busy, jet-setting lifestyle than a character in her own right. "Every day is an adventure! I wonder what we'll do today?" Lily asks in a setting that could be either a Chinatown or China itself. "New places lead to unexpected discoveries," she says while contemplating the Mona Lisa and gelato. "Museums make me want to create!" There's no denying the élan of Player's colorful, cartooned illustrations or the gamine charm of his breezily confident heroine. This is not a kid who whines that her feet hurt, that she doesn't care about another stupid statue, or that all she wants is McDonald's French fries. In other words, she's a platonic ideal for parents and kids alike. Ages 3–5. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"A great choice for independent readers or as a read-aloud."—School Library Journal"

fFashions children into curators and creators of their own travel impressions and memories. "—The Children's Book Review"

Those who know me will know why, personally, I was very happy to see a new series coming out of author/illustrator Micah Player called Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl."—Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Collections Specialist"

There's no denying the élan of Player's colorful, cartooned illustrations or the gamine charm of his breezily confident heroine."—Publishers Weekly"

Before your next trip, introduce your little one to Lately Lily."—Parents Magazine

School Library Journal
05/01/2014
PreS-Gr 1—Lily's parents travel the world for work, and whether by bus, train, plane, or hot air balloon, the child and her stuffed friend, Zeborah, go with them. Each day brings a new adventure, new friends to meet, and new entries for Lily's journal. Although the book is new, "Lily" is the established star of an apparel company created by Player and Lily apparel designer Erin Nichols. Player's illustrating expertise is perfectly suited for the picture-book format. Bold, bright, and inviting images fill the spreads, and the text tells the story in only a few words. With carefully chosen text and simple sentence structure, the book is a great choice for independent readers or as a read-aloud.—Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District, ID
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-09
Lily, a cute freckled redhead with enormous eyes, flits through a number of unnamed countries with her stuffed zebra, Zeborah. Ostensibly created to inculcate wanderlust in very young children, this character seems to be little more than an advertisement for the author/artist's clothing company for little girls, called Lately Lily. Talk about cross-platform! Lily's parents travel a lot for their jobs, and the lucky young lady gets to accompany them. Although the usual images (the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, a red London double-decker bus) show up in the retro illustrations, there is very little text that provides any information—or storytelling, for that matter. In her favor, Lily is seen writing in her journal and sending letters to the friends that she meets along the way. Knowledgeable parents or other adults could use the pictures as a jumping-off point, but why bother introducing young readers to pictures of stereotypically dressed children and familiar monuments when there is no real content? Yes, it's fun to visit other countries but not in the vacuous manner of Lily's visits. Very young children deserve a better reason to get excited about our world than this bit of promotional fluff. (Picture book. 4-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452115252
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
573,670
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Meet the Author

Micah Player (Lately Lily creative director and illustrator) was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and spent his childhood moving all over the United States with his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Micah studied graphic design at the University of Utah, and was drawn to apparel design after working at Paul Frank. Micah is the illustrator of the Around the World Puzzle, the Around the World Matching Game, and the author and illustrator of Chloe, Instead. He lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Lately Lily is a T-shirt apparel company created by Micah Player and Erin Nichols. For more about Lately Lily, visit www.latelylily.com.

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Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Lily and her best friend, Zeborah travel all over the world and explore new and exciting places! Go travel with Lily as she rides on boat, trains, planes and even camels. The world is a beautiful place with lots to discover and friends to be made. What I thought- The story is cute. It shows Lily all over the world doing all sorts of things. The story shows Lily’s excitement for all she is doing. I like that Lily writes all of her adventures down in her notebook. What I REALLY like about the book is the artwork. It really shows Lily’s excitement for all she is doing. *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review