Going to the Zoo with Lily and Milo and Going to the Beach with Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud

Author Pauline Oud is an author and illustrator who has children’s books in a variety of languages. Clavis Publishing out of New York recently sent me two of her English Lily and Milo books for review.

In Going to the Zoo with Lily and Milo, the two friends set out for the zoo to discover a variety of animals. With Lily pulling Milo along in the wagon, they travel through the zoo finding giraffes and elephants, penguins, and monkeys. But what they find when they get home is fun too.

Going to the Beach with Lily and Milo  finds the friends on another adventure. Here they are getting ready to go to the beach, but there are so many different things to choose to bring with them. What should they wear? Which towels will they bring? Which umbrellas are best? What kind of food should they take? After they get everything together, are they set to go right away?

Oud’s vibrant illustrations in these books will engage your young reader right from the start. The characters are adorable, and the beach one really made me feel at home since planning a trip out usually involves a lot of planning and many choices from my girls before we can head out.

What is so special about the Lily and Milo books is that they truly engage the reader. The narrator talks to the reader, promopting her with questions, encouraging her to guess what animal is hiding in the zoo or which hat and pair of sunglasses Lily or Milo will choose.

I’m eager to find more of Oud’s books and will keep an eye on future releases.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605370932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370934
  • SRP:  $12.95


  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605370940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370941
  • SRP:  $12.95