“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash: The Garden Gathering. Written by Julie Woik and Illustrated by Marc Tobin. Advocate House, c. 2007, 48 pp.
Reading Level: not available
Synopsis: Lilly the Lash is a fairy, who once belonged on the eyelid of the woman in the beginning of the story. Eventually Lilly must leave the woman to pass on values to others, and she comes upon a sunflower that has low self-esteem. She devises a plan to help Sunny gain self-esteem and realize just how beautiful she really is.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This book is great for teaching morals to students. This book directly deals with self-esteem issues. The images are very detailed and colorful.
Content Area Connections: Language Arts, Self-Esteem, Morals
Possible Areas of Concern: This book is lengthy in pages and also verbose.