Saturday, April 27, 2013

Silly Tilly

Silly Tilly
by Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by David Slonim

Genre: Picture Book

Synopsis: Tilly is not an ordinary goose.  She takes her baths in apple juice.  She wears a pancake as a hat.  She tries to ride the farmer's cat.  But is Tilly too silly?  And when she stops having so much fun, what happens to the farm?
From the book jeacket

Review: I loved the rhyming text in this story showing how much of a silly goose Tilly is.  My kids actually giggled throughout the beginning of the story and that is hard to come by.   They don't quite get humor all the time (they are 4) but they got it in this book.  They really thought Tilly was quite silly but also liked to admonish Tilly "we don't do that!!!"  The barnyard animals get tired of Tilly's antics and they tell her to stop being silly.  Then the farm realizes that they haven't laughed in a while and they apologize to Tilly (sorry, I just gave away the ending but I bet you figured it out all ready).  This was a fun book to read and it flowed really well (sometimes I think the meter of rhymes don't work perfectly but this one didn't have that problem).  The illustrations were as silly as the story was.  It's definitely a book I would check out again.

Rating: 5 stars

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