Marvelous Picture Books: Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? By: Agnès Rosenstiehl

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Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? Is an adventurous toon book that takes readers on Lilly’s many adventures throughout one full week. The book begins with the 7 days of the week and different pictures of Lilly with word bubbles that read, “every day is a new day to play”. The adventures unravel as the week begins on Monday and Lilly is a cook. Lilly takes on a new role everyday. With every role comes a new adventure. Lilly is a curious, spunky, creative, funny, and bold character. You never know what she will do next! Throughout the week Lilly is a cook, a city planner, a musician, an acrobat, a vampire, a teacher, and a candy taster.

Not only is this book very educational, but also it is also quite entertaining. Once you open the book you will find it hard to put down. The comic style makes reading through the pages of the book seem like a breeze. Lilly’s creative mind is always working. She is constantly using her imagination moving from one idea to the next, to a deeper idea, to a whole new adventure. I love how it encourages children to look beyond what is in front of them and use their creativity to create their own adventures, just as Lilly says on the front of the book “I can be anything”. This comic reveals the power of the imagination and encourages children to see that they can be anything they want to be. On the cover of the book there is a sticker that read’s “a first comic for brand-new readers”. This book is great not only for brand-new readers but for reader’s of all ages.

Happy Reading!
Paige Cahill

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