Genre: Picture Books, Children’s Fiction
Series: Mouse Books
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Summary (via Goodreads):
Mr. Slinger has big news.
He’s getting married.
Lilly has big plans.
She’s going to be the flower girl.
(Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl.
Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.)
But what’s the biggest,
the most perfect thing of all?
You’re invited to the wedding — so start reading!
I’m a big fan of Kevin Henkes’s books. He’s a very talented storyteller and artist. Lilly’s Big Day was a wonderful and funny read. I just adore Lilly’s character and how determined she is to be the best flower girl ever. Once she gets an idea in her head she doesn’t let it go – no counterargument can dissuade her. And it’s funny how she seems to be more excited about the wedding than Mr. Slinger (her teacher). Her excitement about the occasion is very infectious. I couldn’t wait to read what would happen next.