Friday, March 4, 2016

Perfect Picture Book Friday - Lily & Bear

Hello bookworms!  

I'm excited to introduce you to Perfect Picture Book Fridays, hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill.   Susanna has been hosting this picture book round-up for years, but this is my first time linking up to it.  If you head over to her page, you'll find picture book suggestions from kid lit readers, writers and bloggers from all over - enough to put together a fantastic request list at your library this week!  

My Perfect Picture Book pick of the week - Lily & Bear

Title: Lily & Bear Written & Illustrated by: Lisa Stubbs

  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, September 2015
Suggested Ages: 4-8
Themes/Topics: friendship, imagination, humor

Brief Synopsis: Lily loves to draw, and when her big imagination brings an even bigger friend to real life, Lily is delighted to share with him all of the things that make her world joyful!  But when Bear starts to feel homesick for his favorite things, Lily ventures into his world and in turn, broadens her own. 

Why I Like This Book:  I love any book that celebrates a child's imagination coming to life.  This book had some of the feel of Harold and the Purple Crayon, but with an added element of friendship.  Most importantly though, this book features a banjo.  Not just any banjo, but a banjo being played brilliantly by a bear.  I'm a sucker for a banjo and for alliteration, so this was a big win in my book.  

What are you reading this week?  Were any of your books picture-book perfect? 


  1. I love books that encourage and celebrate a child's imagination! This sounds like a treasure!

  2. a banjo-playing bear? gotta see that! thanks for sharing... definitely going to look for Lily & her bear now.

  3. REALLY looking forward to this one!

    1. It's so sweet, and the illustrations are lovely too!

  4. Oh yay, my library has this. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the recommendation.


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