Lily is wide awake and doesn’t want her mother to tuck her in for the night. When the doorbell rings, Lily finds her friend, the bear with the sticky paws has arrived. He isn’t ready for bed either. So, they hop on Lily’s bed and take off out the window on an adventure that includes: 10 colorful drinks, 6 pebble faces, 3 grass skirts, and so much more!
This is the first book by Clara Vulliamy I’ve read, and it is absolutely adorable. I couldn’t help but think of my own daughter, who at the age of 8, still fights bedtime. With lyrical prose, high flying adventure, and a healthy dose of imagination, Vulliamy has created a story young readers are bound to enjoy.
Vulliamy’s artwork is beautiful. The extra details like the face on the moon, the pinwheels sticking out of the sand, and bright pink flowers on the side of the cabana, will capture your child’s attention and have them oohing and aahing at every page.
It’s large size (9 3/4″ x 10 3/4″) will make sure your child can find it on the shelf, but it won’t spend much time there because she’ll be asking to read it time and again.
I look forward to reading more adventures with Lily and the bear with the sticky paws.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂