Lilly's Big Day

by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 03/28/2006

Lilly's Big Day

by Kevin Henkes

illustrated by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 03/28/2006


School Library Journal Best Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book

About the Book

In this companion to Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, readers will discover a funny, poignant tale about facing life’s disappointments and celebrating happy surprises.

Lilly's favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married, and Lilly is going to be his flower girl! Well, Lilly, thinks she is going to be his flower girl. It turns out that Mr. Slinger's niece Ginger is the official flower girl. But Lilly rises to the occasion as only Lilly can, turning heartbreak into wedding cake (a delicious three-tiered frosted Swiss cheese, no less), and disappointment into friendship! A #1 New York Times bestseller by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

This award-winning and beautifully illustrated picture book about friendship, perseverance, loyalty, love, weddings, and family is the companion to the bestselling classic Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

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Critical Praise

“Lilly is one of the great female characters in literature—like Anna Karenina with whiskers or Scarlett O’Hara with paws.” - USA Today

“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 Tribune


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060742362
  • ISBN 10: 0060742364
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 03/28/2006
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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