Lilly's Big Day

Lilly's Big Day

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

Mr. Slinger has big news.
He's getting married.
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 best,
the most perfect thing of all?
You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060742362
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 384,154
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Lilly's Big Day 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly's teacher is getting married and she is sure that she is going to be asked to be the flower girl. Instead Mr. Singer's niece is picked. To console her, Mr. Singer asks her to be the assistant to the flower girl. In the end, Lilly saves the day when the niece freezes in the spotlight. Of course the quality of the illustration in these books is always superb and the stories are great and perfect for little kids.
julie_savage on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly is really hoping to be the flower girl in her teacher's wedding. She doesn't get to be, of course, but she certainly helps to save the day.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sofi loves Lilly, though I find her quite annoying. I also thought the teacher allowing Lilly a role in his wedding, despite his concern over the other students' possible jealousy, reprehensible!
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is such a cute picture book that tells an important lesson about assumptions, envy, and sharing. Lilly is so excited when her teacher announces that he is getting married that all she can think about it how she will make the most beautiful flower girl! Lilly's world is turned upside down when her teacher says that his neice is going to be his flower girl and not Lilly. This was hard for her to understand so she became envious of the little neice. In the end, Lilly does get to be part of the wedding becasue the neice gets stage freight. Lilly realizes that she shouldn't have assumed the she would be the flower girl, she shouldn't have been envious of the neice, and that sharing is the best way to do everything!
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly assumes she will be the flower girl in her teacher's wedding, and she is very disappointed when he tells her that his niece will be the flower girl. Upon seeing how upset she is, Mr. Slinger decides that Lilly can be the flower girl's assistant. She realizes how unimportant her job is and that she won't be walking down the aisle with a bouquet like she had hoped. Mr. Slinger's niece gets scared come time to walk down the aisle. In response, Lilly scoops her up and carries her down the aisle--saving the wedding. This is another one of Kevin Henkes brilliant books.
nnicolic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl, Lilly who has her heart set on being a flower girl for her teacher's wedding. She soon finds out that the teacher picks his nice to be the flower girl and Lilly is crushed. Lilly becomes the little girls assistant and helps on the wedding day. Lilly is happy and they have a good time. This is a cute book, and is more of a fun read for children.
emleonard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly is a little mouse that is very persistent and prissy. Her teacher announced that he was getting married and Lilly assumed that he was going to ask her to be his flower girl in his wedding. She went home and told her mother and father all about it and began practicing. But then she finds out that Mr. Slinger's niece Ginger will be the flower girl and became so upset. After, Mr. Slinger told Lilly that she could be the flower girls assistant was happy at first but then realized that she wouldn't be able to walk down the isle with a bouquet. When it was time for the wedding Lilly went to go tell Ginger to walk and she froze she didn't move so Lilly picked Ginger up and walked down the isle "saving the wedding."
megancoleman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is sweet for young girls. It's about a little mouse named Lilly who wants to be the flower girl at her teacher's wedding. But he's already chosen his niece, so he makes Lilly the flower girl's assistant. In the end she has to save the wedding by carrying the flower girl down the isle because she was too nervous.
JTNguyen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about Lily and her assumptions. Her teacher announces that he was getting married and she just automatically assumes that she would be the flower girl. When her teacher tells her that his niece will be the flower girl, Lily broke down and was extremely upset. Her teacher then tells her that she can be the flower girl's assistant instead. On the day of the wedding, the flower girl goes in shock and Lily had to help which made her become a hero.
SarahAZ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly's Big Day is a cute book for children. Lilly's teacher announces that he's marrying the school nurse. She gets excited about being his flower girl and so she practices assuming she'll take the role. But then she finds out that his niece, Ginger, is going to be his flower girl instead and she'll be the flower girl's assistant. She steps aside, but her big moment comes when Ginger gets cold feet and can't walk down the aisle. Instead of taking full credit, and walking down the aisle alone, she carries Ginger and they both walk down the aisle together. This book teaches a good lesson about tolerance and being patient, because your big moment will come someday.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute book; I would say it was for girls though, meaning I don't think boys would get much excitement out of it. I don't mean to be bias, but most boys don't like stories about being a flower girl. which is what this book is about. I would recommend for little girls, I know my daughter would enjoy it!! But if you made a little boy read it, or read it to him, he might never pick up a book again...seriously.
alliecipa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Lilly finds out that her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married, she can't wait to be his flower girl. She does all that she can to prove to him what a perfect flower girl she would make. When he tells Lilly that he has already asked his niece to be the flower girl, she is very disappointed. In the end, Lilly is a good sport about it and ends up getting her moment to shine in an unexpected way!
etwinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lilly dreams of being a flower girl in her teachers wedding. She practices and practices. See if her practice pays off in Lilly's Big Day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago