Going to the Beach with Lily and Milo Going to the Zoo with Lily and Milo

PreS-Gr 1—Lily (a bunny) and Milo (a mouse) are back in two new interactive adventures. In Beach, they must decide which bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, umbrella, toys, footwear, etc., to pack in their wagon. Readers see the choices and are invited to guess which item will be chosen, and by whom. An explanation is then provided for each selection. As Lily is cramming all her stuff into the wagon, Milo is taking things out. The final illustration depicts him with all his things set up for the beach—in the middle of the living room. In Zoo, Lily and Milo go from one enclosure to the next, while the text gives clues and invites youngsters to guess which animals they encounter, with the tagline, "You tell me!" Observant readers will notice Milo's wagon filling with critters as the story progresses. The conversational texts contain simple ideas presented in short sentences. They tend to be a bit verbose, but get the job done. These simple, colorful stories could be used in storytime, especially Going to the Zoo, or as beginning readers.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

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