Book Review: Lilly Mae written by Sarah Mahfoudh and illustrated by Ruth Thorp

11th April 2015 No Comments

LillymaeIts lovely living on a cloud like Lilly Mae, she changes the weather according to her moods. I think she must be living on a cloud above England at the moment because the weather seems to be changing every five minutes; one minute its hot and sunny, the next there are hailstones, just like in Lilly Mae’s world.

Again Ruth Thorp has illustrated a perfect and unique little picture book, her design skills simply shine through the pages and the story written by Sarah Mahfoudh is wonderfully unique amongst the current crop of picture books. I must admit it reminded me of the Viking Saga about Freya which I loved reading when I was little. These sorts of stories which explain the world around us are such rare gems.

Fifi (6) and Ned (3) really loved this story and found it quite inspirational. They loved the illustrations, especially Lilly Mae’s dress sense. Its definitely resulted in quite a lot of dramatic and active role playing this Easter break.

This book would make an excellent gift for your child or a present, not least because its properly unique being published by an independent publisher and with a real art book feel about it. Its one that you are sure to treasure and your child will keep for their little ones.

You can find out more about the book and get hold of a copy here.

Claire Walsh

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