In Lilly Sand kids pick lopsicles and eat dot hogs. They toddily-walk, or slide down a canyon hill inside bubbles of boiling dust. One weaves in buttery strides, two-stepping, as his neon soccer ball dances backward. An adopted child, in America where skins are a hodgepodge of hues, wonders how it would be to look like her mother. Children of all ages will enjoy the tongue-tickling, lovely squishy hugs, and honeyed hums on these pages.
Marilyn Bushman-Carlton is the award-winning author of three poetry books. She has five children who have blessed her with the sixteen grandchildren who inspired this work. This is her first children's book.
Justin T. Carlton holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is the father of three and is one of Marilyn's five children.