Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Lili by Wen Dee Tan
I really have fallen in love with Fat Fox Books, and this is another delight.
In a village, there lives a little girl called Lili, whose hair is red hot. This obviously has its advantages- mum cooking your breakfast on your head- and disadvantages- setting things on fire. And the latter becomes a problem with making friends: you can't skip with a burnt skipping rope. However, when some children get lost in a dark wood, Lili's hair shows its usefulness.
This really is a beautiful book. The pages are clean and stark, with Lili's flaming hair the only flash of colour. There is a lot of space for imagination in the text and illustrations. Highly recommended, especially for other red-haired girls. Lili will be published at the end of February.
I am grateful to Fat Fox Books for an advance copy of this book. This review reflects my honest opinion.
Posted by Ali at 22:22