Friday, April 22, 2016

RI Author Feature: Bedtime Story: Lolly's Picnic by Laura Crisafulli Kennedy

Synopsis: "It's a beautiful sun-shining day when Lolly decides it's to go on a picnic with her toy friends. Off she goes, skipping and smiling until she remembers an important challenge she is about to face. Join Lolly's friends Oliver, Kirby, Lucky, Magic and Bellabear on a fun adventure as they help Lolly face her fears and doubts to strengthen her spirit."

My Review: This is a lovely, bright colored book for young children entering into a new situations and might be unsure of themselves. Lolly's friends remind her that her strength comes from within as she faces moving somewhere new. The illustrations are bright and bold and will attract little eyes while you read the story. It is a little long for young ones to sit through but can be read in a couple of sittings. It has a good message about confidence and kindness, being beautiful inside and out, and finding strength through joy.
My Rating: This book has a wonderful message for young children having to move somewhere new or go to a new school.  It is long for some children to sit through so I would suggest reading it in more than one sitting.  We give it a rating of Three Paws.
I had the benefit of Meeting Laura Kennedy at the RI Author Expo in December of last year. You can find out more about Laura and her book on her website. 
You can also purchase your own copy of Lolly's Picnic in print or digital format from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

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