Lillys Big Day

Lillys Big Day

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Mr. Slinger has big news. He's getting married. 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 best, the most perfect thing of all? You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 30 pages
  • 203.2 x 256.54 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060742364
  • 9780060742362
  • 381,495

Review quote

"Caldecott Award winner Kevin Henkes once again demonstrates perfect pitch for the emotional lives of the very young. Lilly, of course, understands the true truth: the flower girl is more important than the bride."--Chicago Tribuneshow more

Review Text

Lilly, Henkes's peerless princess of mouse perfection, is absolutely certain that she is a shoo-in for the role of flower girl when her beloved teacher Mr. Slinger announces his impending nuptials. Lilly throws herself into preparations with her typical enthusiasm. When she discovers that she will not be the star flower girl, but only an apprentice to Mr. Slinger's niece, Ginger, she valiantly struggles to adjust to her new role. However, when Ginger is frozen by stage fright, Lilly naturally saves the day with elan that surpasses the most seasoned red-carpet celebrities. Henkes manages once again to present Lilly in all of her wonderful, flawed glory, and readers will continue to love her dearly for it. In between giggles, they'll get a Lilly lesson in handling disappointments with aplomb. As always, Henkes's illustrations perfectly capture every delightful nuance of Lilly's persona whether she's practicing aisle-walking "in something more appropriate" or announcing her intentions to the universe. With Lilly, it's always a big day. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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2,696 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 46% (1,241)
4 31% (823)
3 20% (530)
2 3% (79)
1 1% (23)
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