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: Ocean Commotion

The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash: Ocean Commotion. Written by Julie Woik and illustrated by Marc Tobin. Snow in Sarasota Publishing, Inc., c. 2011, 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 finds a message in a bottle washed up on shore declaring there is trouble in the ocean. Lilly dives under the sea in this story to help Echo the Octopus acknowledge her mistake and make things right.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This book could be used to teach kids about stealing and how it affects others. The images are very detailed and colorful.

Content Area Connections: Language Arts, Stealing, Morals

Possible Areas of Concern: This book is lengthy in pages and also verbose.


~Elizabeth Schreiber


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This entry was posted on November 24, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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