The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash is a collection of children’s books that feature an eyelash fairy named Lilly who teaches children how to love themselves and the world around them and make good choices. Each book in the series takes place in a different setting and teaches a different lesson. The books are illustrated by Marc Tobin, who has done an AMAZING job creating such vivid details and eye-catching displays that bring Lilly’s adventures to life.
I read these books with my oldest son who is almost 2 and although they are recommended for children ages 4-10, he is able to sit and follow along with every story. It’s great to see his attention span last long enough to finish the entire book. He really enjoys these books very much and will often ask me to read them with him, sometimes even twice!
Julie plans to release 15 books in this series. So far, there are four books already released. The first book, The Garden Gathering, takes place in a garden and teaches children about self-esteem. This is Andrew’s favorite book, most likely because he LOVES flowers and bees. While we read together, he really likes to point to the images that he recognizes. Each time we read, he learns more and more words.
The second book in the series is called The Toy Store and it takes place in a New York City toy store. This book teaches children about the importance of sharing. The third book is called Ocean Commotion and it takes place in an undersea town. The focus of Ocean Commotion is honesty and doing the right thing. The fourth book, The Kacklin’ Kitchen, takes place in Cobblestone Cove and teaches children how important it is to give and gain respect.
One of the fun things that Andrew noticed right away with these books is that in every story, you’ll see the cover of at least one or more books from the Lilly the Lash series illustrated somewhere in the story. He never misses an opportunity to point it out to me while we’re reading together.
In a world where technology is taking over, there’s something truly refreshing about finding some great quality books to read with my children. I’ve always loved books and it makes my heart smile to see that Andrew is already following in my footsteps!
Julie has also put together some bonus material for each of the books on her website that includes games, crafts, and more activities that go along with each book for various age groups and reading levels. These activities are perfect for home or classroom use.
I was so excited to receive my books in the mail and see that she took time to personalize each of the books for our boys with a special message!
I highly recommend this series to all parents and children. Between the adventures and lessons in the story and amazing illustrations, your children are sure to be entertained over and over again.
About the Author:
Julie Woik is the author and creator of the successful children’s book series, The Life and Times of Lilly the Last, in which an eyelash teaches children the importance of building strong self-esteem and good character. Her experiences as a teacher’s aide, as well as her years spent in the field of psychiatry, have provided her with a unique opportunity to offer entertainment with an educational value.
Note: I received these books for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts posted here and in the video are my own.