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Lillou’s Adventure – Little Trip Away (Book) Review

 
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Whimsical illustrations use gentle colors and cheerful elements to draw young eyes and keep kids engaged in the story.

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The letters are cute, and fit the whimsical look of the book - but they aren’t that easy to read, especially for kids just beginning to read on their own.


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Little Lillou has a really nice life. She and her noisy little brother live in a lovely little house with her loving (but busy) Mom and Dad, who care enough to make sure she has vegetables to eat and plenty of love to go around. But Lillou just isn’t happy. Right next door, there is […]

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Posted September 23, 2014 by

 
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Little Lillou has a really nice life. She and her noisy little brother live in a lovely little house with her loving (but busy) Mom and Dad, who care enough to make sure she has vegetables to eat and plenty of love to go around. But Lillou just isn’t happy. Right next door, there is a very big house that just makes Lillou feel as though her house is much too small. If only Lillou could live in that house, everything would be better.

Little Trip Away is a charming little re-telling of the classic “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” tale. At her home, Lillou must eat vegetables and put up with noisy little brothers, but everything at that house over there must be just perfect. Of course, Lillou puts her theory to the test, knocking on the door of the big house. A kind old woman lets her in, and offers her a room in her tower. But things in the big house just aren’t the way Lillou imagined they would be. Everything is dusty, as the old woman is unable to clean. And big though her new room may be, the peace and quiet isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when one is used to a lively household. As far as vegetables go, Lillou doesn’t have to eat any at the big house – because there’s no dinner at all.

Lillou’s Adventure ends predictably, with Lillou quickly discovering that her home is where she is meant to be. In a nice little touch of kindness, Lillou also invites her neighbor to dine with her family, proving that not only is the grass pretty nice at home, but others might enjoy it there as well. It’s an adorable little story, and the illustrations are just perfect for little kids, with the very pretty characters featuring overly large eyes for maximum cuteness, and backgrounds filled with lovely snapshots of cheerful nature scenes and invited houses.

While the story could use a little more development to get kids really into Lillou’s story, it is engaging and heart warming, and about the right length for young readers. However, kids who are beginning to learn to read will likely have trouble with the font that was used for the story. The letters are cute, and fit the whimsical look of the book – but they aren’t that easy to read, especially for kids just beginning to read on their own.

Lillou’s Adventure – Little Trip Away is a charming little story of a young girl who just wishes she could trade her cozy life at home for a perfect life at the grand house next door. Whimsical illustrations use gentle colors and cheerful elements to draw young eyes and keep kids engaged in the story. While independent readers may have issues with deciphering the font, it’s a nice little story for a quick cuddle at bedtime.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)