Mr. Slinger has big news.
He's getting married.
Lilly has big plans.
She's going to be the flower girl.
(Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl.
Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.)
But what's the biggest,
the most perfect thing of all?
You're invited to the wedding so start reading!
Sly, knowing humor abounds in this newest adventure featuring Lilly, the dynamo of a mouse perhaps best known as the star of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Crushed when asked to settle for the role of "flower girl assistant" in the wedding of her teacher, Mr. Slinger, Lilly careens from boasting ("Weddings wouldn't even exist without flower girl assistants") to pouting ("Lilly pretended that her teddy bear was Mr. Slinger. She made him sit in the Uncooperative Chair"). Henkes's marvelous depictions of children's emotions garner both laughs and sympathy for this delightfully self-absorbed rodent-who ends up center stage at the wedding after all. (Ages 4 to 6)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006