Teaching Children's Literature

“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

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.

~Elizabeth Schrieber


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This entry was posted on November 23, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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