Tilly the Tricksterby Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as Superstar and Never Been Kissed and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, Tilly the Trickster. Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to/i>/i>/i>
Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as Superstar and Never Been Kissed and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, Tilly the Trickster. Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?
Molly Shannon and bestselling illustrator Ard Hoyt have crafted an exuberant and riotous story that is guaranteed to tickle the funny bones of readers and have them asking for more Tilly!
Praise for Tilly the Trickster
“Hoyt’s artwork is a delightful throwback to the Little Rascals’ world. Good mean fun.” –Kirkus Reviews
Young Tilly is not just a trickster; she is a wayward imp of the just-this-side-of-mean school of mischief making.
She pricks a discreet hole in daddy's paper cup at breakfast. "Daddy doesn't look happy," deadpans Tilly; he sure doesn't, and Hoyt catches his appalled, rubbery face to a T. She tricks her teacher into eating a hot cinnamon cookie disguised as a strawberry treat (the teacher is not amused, nor is the school principal: "I am not pleased with her petty little pranks," he says to her hastily summoned parents). But when Tilly fills her brother's Oreo with toothpaste, making him sick in the process, doubts start to cloud her conscience. And when her family turns the tables and fills her slippers with shaving cream—ay caramba!—enough with the tricks...until tomorrow (which promises to involve a spider). Clearly, Tilly's pique of conscience is only a glancing episode; she's really just a naughty girl. Hoyt's artwork is a delightful throwback to the Little Rascals' world—not guileless; actually rather difficult—and in keeping with that television program, the dog—here, a jowly, spindle-legged bulldog—steals the show.
Not many deep lessons here—just good mean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)
Meet the Author
Molly Shannon is an actress best known for her work on Saturday Night Live as well as in numerous films, including Superstar, Never Been Kissed, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Her talents extend beyond comedy—she recently had a starring role in the hit Broadway show Promises, Promises. Tilly the Trickster is her first book. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children. Ard Hoyt is the illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including I’m a Manatee, by John Lithgow. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his family.
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