Synopses & Reviews
Mr. Slinger has big news.
He's getting married.
Lilly has big plans.
She's going to be the flower girl.
(Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl.
Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.)
But what's the biggest,
the most perfect thing of all?
You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!
“Lilly is one of the great female characters in literaturelike 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
What is the single most thrilling thing that could happen to Lilly in her whole entire life? Her teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married. And Lilly is going to be the flower gir. Did Mr. Slinger ask her, and doesn't he have a niece? Well, no, he didn't, and yes, he does. A niece named Ginger. "Oh, dear."
The Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator of "Kitten's First Full Moon" brings back his beloved character from "Lilly's Chocolate Heart" to star in a brand-new picture book in which Lilly prepares to be the flower girl at her teacher's wedding. Full color.
About the Author
Kevin Henkes was awarded the 2005 Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon. He is the creator of several picture books featuring his mouse characters, including Lilly's Big Day, the #1 New York Times Bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Mr. Henkes also writes for older children. His novels include the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.