Synopses & Reviews
In these charming stories about an innocent rabbit, Lily, and her mischievous mouse friend, Milo, there is a fun focus on a childs daily activities. The repetition of different objects on each page serves as a memory game for toddlers, the cheeky humor creates a unique learning experience, and rounded corners and heavy paper will stand up to tiny hands turning pages.
A trip to the beach for best friends Lily and Milo means there is much to do. There are swimsuits to chose—checks or polka dots, two-piece or one?—towels to select, and sun screen is a must! Then they must choose the right sun umbrella and decide which hats, sunglasses, and flip-flops to wear. There are decisions to be made about toys, snacks, and beverages, too. Finally their little cart is brimming with all their gear. Bright colors, simple artwork, and gentle humor make the preparations fun for very young toddlers. But will these two friends ever make it out the door?
"Getting ready for a trip can be quite a production when small children are involved, and that's certainly true for Lily, a rabbit, and Milo, a mouse, in their third adventure. It's a sunny and hot day, so the duo plan to load up their wagon with beach supplies. Oud involves her audience in the selection process, inviting readers to guess which bathing suits, towels, hats, and snacks they will bring. Unfortunately, they never make it to the beach: the book ends, rather abruptly, with Milo setting up camp in the living room. Also available: Going to the Zoo with Lily and Milo. Ages 1 up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"These simple, colorful stories could be used in storytime . . . or as beginning readers." School Library Journal (July 1, 2011)
"Bright colors, repetition of objects, and rounded corners and heavy pages make this book perfect for babies and toddlers." Kiwi Magazine (July 25, 2011)
Translation of the Dutch title: Naar zee met Fien en Milo.
About the Author
Pauline Oud is an artist, an illustrator, and the author of "Eating with Lily and Milo" and "Getting Dressed with Lily and Milo."