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 Toy Store

The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash: The Toy Store. Written by Julie Woik and illustrated by Marc Tobin. Snow in Sarasota Publishing, Inc., c. 2009, 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 herself in New York City, where she stumbles upon a toy store with a boy inside in a fit of rage over toys that he claims belong to him. Lilly devises a plan to teach the boy that friendship is more important than material things.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This is a great book for teaching about sharing and caring. The images are very detailed and colorful.

Content Area Connections: Language Arts, Sharing, 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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