This first full-length narrative, a series opener, from board-book creator Patricelli (Hair, 2017, etc.) is a no-frills, funny story about friendship.
There isn’t a dull moment in this uproarious first novel from Patricelli, best known for her series of board books starring a springy-haired toddler…Patricelli’s humor is on the mark, and her scribbly b&w cartoons add to the fun. Lily’s self-effacing narration carries this rollicking look at the challenges and rewards of friendship.
This engaging, funny, and heartfelt read will ring true to a young audience; Patricelli shows a real gift for capturing the dramas and goofiness of the age range. Recommended for most collections.
—School Library Journal
Patricelli, best known for her adorable board books, illustrates the pages with Lily’s hilarious doodles. A sequel, hinted at on the last page, can’t come too soon. Grade: A
Patricelli nails the anxiety that comes with moving and shyness, particularly the constant worry Lily feels over other people’s opinions…Embellished with Lily’s cartoon drawings, this tween novel about finding your own path is relatable, funny, and sincere.