Synopses & Reviews
Lilli Carrés books of comics include The Lagoon, Nine Ways to Disappear, and Tales of Woodsman Pete. Her artwork has appeared in Best American Comics and the Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is also a filmmaker and the co-director of Eyeworks, an experimental animation festival. Lilli Carré grew up in California and now lives in Chicago.
"CarrÃ© (Heads or Tails) brings her talents to a younger audience with the story of a girl's somnambulism and the chaos it creates. Except for a few scenes bathed in the pale oranges of sunset and sunrise, CarrÃ© uses a palette of steely gray-blues as bedheaded Tippy strides out the front door eyes closed, and the trace of a smile on her lips. Tippy narrates in suppositional speech bubbles (she's a sleep-talker, too). 'Maybe I walked out into the garden,' she muses, doing just that as a protective crab clings to her nightgown, 'because I wanted to hop across the lily pads.' As Tippy wanders through CarrÃ©'s panels, falling down a 'big hole' and emerging in a cactus patch, she acquires a train of animals that leave her bedroom in disarray. 'What is this mess?' her mother shouts the next morning. 'I don't know, Mama,' Tippy replies as a goat chews on her hair. 'All I remember... is falling asleep!' CarrÃ©'s curvy cartoons brim with quirky humor, and although Tippy is unconscious throughout her adventure, it's evident that she's the sort of girl whose waking life is plenty interesting, too. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
When Tippy wakes up, there's a peacock in her bedroom, a bird in her hair, and mice dancing on the headboard. . . . Yet all Tippy remembers is falling asleep. Award-winning cartoonist Lilli Carrand#233; takes readers on a nocturnal adventure up a mountain, down a hole, and back home for endless bedtime enjoyment.
Tippy wakes up. There's a peacock in her bedroom, a bird in her hair...Yet all Tippy remembers is falling asleep.
About the Author
Lilli Carrand#233; grew up in California and now lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she works as an artist, a filmmaker, and an illustrator. Tippy and the Night Parade is her first book for children.
As a kid, Lilli always dreamed of having wild animals follow her, but it usually ended up the other way around. Now she likes to take long, wandering walks around the city. No one has ever told her that she sleepwalks, but she often wakes up to find herself in a very messy room, occasionally with a cat on her head.