Cover image for Lily and Trooper's summer
Lily and Trooper's summer
Spetter, Jung-Hee, 1969-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Zon en zee. English
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville, NC : Front Street/Lemniscaat, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
A little girl and her dog revel in the many joys of a summer day.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books

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In this second book of the series, Lily and Trooper greet summer with a big ""Hooray!"" They jump on a bicycle and head for the beach, where they catch a fish. In a meadow they pick wildflowers and unwittingly attract a swarm of bees, sending them into a pond for shelter. By day's end they are so tired they stretch out on top of the covers and fall fast asleep.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. On the first day of summer, Lily and her dog Trooper look forward to the day ahead, doing as they please and having one adventure after another. First, it's off to the beach, where they soak up the sun and swim in cool water, decorating themselves with colorful starfish. Next, they take home a pet fish and pick flowers for it. When bees discover the flowers, Lily and Trooper escape to have a picnic, where they play ball and do tricks. Finally, after an outdoor bath, they fall asleep on top of the covers. Spetter's bright paintings and simple text will amuse young audiences, who will enjoy the story, especially if they liked the duo's previous appearance in Lily and Trooper's Spring [BKL My 1 99]. --Helen Rosenberg

School Library Journal Review

PreS-In the first title, Lily and her dog, Trooper, spend a spring day picnicking and making the acquaintance of a cow, a few sheep, some pigs, and a family of ducks. Several mishaps, including landing in a mud puddle, require them to clean up three times before bedtime. In the second book, the pair go to the beach, pick flowers, and play ball. Each single-page illustration has one line of text beneath it, often only single-word exclamations. The vibrant artwork reveals objects and figures outlined in black in front of swirling, flowing backgrounds of thickly applied paint. The bright colors will attract children but they may be put off by the uneven, choppy wording. These books, which were originally published in the Netherlands, read more like a series of vignettes than stories and have the tone of an album with brief descriptive phrases for each picture. For more entertaining seasonal books about a child and beloved pet, turn to Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (S & S, 1996) and Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (Bradbury, 1987).-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.