Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?: Toon Books Level 1


Lilly can be whatever she wants!

In her second TOON adventure, no job is too touch 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 book characters, takes on a new role every day of this week. Lilly's unstoppable antics are bound to spark young readers' imaginations.

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Lilly can be whatever she wants!

In her second TOON adventure, no job is too touch 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 book characters, takes on a new role every day of this week. Lilly's unstoppable antics are bound to spark young readers' imaginations.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
No career is out of reach for the energetic Silly Lilly. On each day of the week Lilly experiments with a different career choice: Monday she is a cook, making soup (and a mess) out of colorful vegetables. On Tuesday Lilly tips up cement blocks to discover a family of bugs and realizes she would make a great city planner. On Wednesday, Lilly learns that being a musician and chorus director means making sure her bandmates play their parts. Thursday's career as an acrobat helps Lilly realize that a life in the physical arts could be challenging. On Friday, Lilly tries out a job as a vampire, but realizes that she is not particularly scary. On Saturday, Lilly discovers that she is a great teacher, and on Sunday, Lilly chooses to be a candy taster, which may be her favorite career choice of all. The repetitive patterns in both bright drawings and simple text will appeal to new readers who are mastering sentence construction and context. The simply and deftly presented themes of the days of the week, jobs, and decision making will be useful for teachers as a jumping off point for class discussions. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—This concept book meets comic is an excellent addition for beginning readers. A follow-up to Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons (Toon Bks., 2008), it is arranged around the days of the week. Lilly sets the course on the first spread, announcing, "Every day is a new day to play." What follows is a series of seven-panel vignettes full of gentle humor and familiar situations, one for each day. A subtle theme of empowerment runs throughout as the girl confidently enacts a variety of roles, from the decidedly grown-up city planner and teacher to the less-serious candy taster and vampire. Almost all of the text appears in word bubbles written at a very basic vocabulary level in simple sentences. The India ink and watercolor cartoon illustrations are clear, with white backgrounds to keep the scenes uncluttered. The panel layouts are as basic as they come—two per page—resulting in a comic-book reading experience that works for very young children. A fine example of a book that knows its audience, Silly Lilly is bound to tickle readers.—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI
Douglas Wolk
Agnes Rosenstiehl's Silly Lilly books…are brief, simple, incredibly sweet and thoroughly in line with the sensibilities of 3-year-olds for whom recognizing every word in a word balloon is a real accomplishment.
—The Washington Post
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
Silly Lilly is a simple comic book for beginning readers. Lilly believes that “Every day is a new day to play!” Readers can watch what Silly Lilly pretends to be (or what she plays) each day of the week. Each section starts with telling which day of the week it is and what Lilly is being. For example it says “So, on Monday Silly Lilly is a cook,” followed by numbered panels that tell what Lilly is “doing” each day. The panels are simple. They are all the same shape and size and are read from left to right—which is perfect for teaching kids how graphic novels work in a simplified way that will not confuse beginning readers, who have just learned the fundamentals of reading left to right. Also, when Lilly is talking, the word bubbles have longer tails leaving no question that those words are what she is saying (even though there are not any other characters in the story). The end of the story recaps what Silly Lilly did each day of the week and tells what Lilly did on Sunday, which did not have its own story. Basically this is a simple graphic novel perfect for beginning readers (of either traditional text or graphic novels). However, the story is so basic that those who enjoy just a slightly more advanced storyline will find this a bit dull. Reviewer: Joella Peterson; Ages 2 to 6.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935179085
  • Publisher: TOON Books
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: Toon Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 401,093
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: BRL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Agnès Rosenstiehl is the beloved writer and artist of nearly a hundred children's books, many featuring the deceptively simple antics of "Mimi Cracra", Silly Lilly's French alter ego. In 1995, she received the prestigious Grand Prize for Children's Books from the Société des Gens de Lettres. Agnès formally studied literature as well as music, and is married to an eminent mathematician. She lives in a country house with a garden, hidden in the center of Paris. She has four children and fifteen grandchildren.
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