Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lily's Lucky Leotard

Lily's Lucky Leotard
By Cari Meister, illustrated by Jannie Ho
Stone Arch Books, 2009. 25 pp. Juvenile comics.

Lily practices gymnastics every day. She works hard and wants to do her best, especially on the star jump on the balance beam! She starts the day out with a brand-new leotard that she hopes will bring her luck. Will she make the jump?

This is a simply written graphic novel created for young readers, perfect for children who are in the later stages of beginning reading as this story contains some more difficult vocabulary, such as "gymnast" and "leotard." Each page has one to three short sentences with the occasional scattered word bubbles. This is a really fun way for a young child to learn to read!

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