Cover image for Lily and Trooper's fall
Lily and Trooper's fall
Spetter, Jung-Hee, 1969-
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Natte neuzen. English
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, Lemniscaat, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) color illustrations 21 cm
A little girl and her dog have fun playing outdoors on a blustery fall day.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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In this third book of the series, Lily and Trooper discover the wonders of fall. As they wake up they see leaves fluttering by the window and realize that autumn pleasures await. First they jump in a pile of leaves. When it begins to rain, they turn an umbrella into a sailboat. Later they fly a kite and crash their wagon into a leaf pile. That night they fall asleep reading a story about a girl and her dog.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-5. Originally published in the Netherlands, these two small, square books continue the adventures of the appealing red-haired Lily and her fun-loving dog, Trooper. Lily is inventive and plays hard; their adventures are filled with action and accidents. Each page of the book sports a very colorful painting of Lily and Trooper, with a single line of text underneath. Told in dialogue, with Lily's words (and Trooper's woofs) in quotation marks, the story invites readers along for the ride. In Fall, the two pals jump in a pile of leaves, sail in an umbrella boat, fetch a kite out of a tree, and ride a wagon down a hill. In Winter, the pals build a snowman only Lily could build, skate across ice on ice skates (and then a chair), ski, and then rescue their snowman from the cold. Spetter's illustrations are exuberant, well designed, and funny. And Lily's wardrobe is the best! These delightful looks into a child's world of play remind readers to take joy in experiencing the changing seasons. --Kathy Broderick

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Young Lily and her dog Trooper star in these two disappointing seasonal stories. In the first one, the two companions wake up and discover that the leaves are falling and autumn has arrived. They spend their day playing in the leaves, rain, and wind. At night, they hunker down in their cozy, warm bed. Next, it snows during the night and the pair wake up to discover that winter is here. They build a snowman, go skating, ski, and try to take their snowman home. While Spetter uses vibrant colors, the pictures do little to move the plots along and Lily's expression remains the same whether she's discovering the first snow of the season, skiing out of control down a mountain, or having a warm bath. The simple synopsis of the child's days offers little to hold youngsters' interest. Alexandra Day's "Carl" books (Farrar) are a lot more successful in conveying a loving relationship between dog and child.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.