This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
In Birthday Girl Lilly by Kathy Johnson, Lilly was excited to be born and she was picked up by a stork and they zoomed through the sky. Lilly enjoyed her bird's eye view as they flew. The birds who flew with her filled her thoughts with words of wisdom and finally, Lilly was going to have a fabulous birth in the Starlette Universe. Suddenly Lilly saw the blue skies and her family, Mom, Pop, and her sister Skylar waving at her. She hit the earth with a bang and joined the Starlette gang. Her suitcase was filled with clothes and bright colored bows which came from Cupid's treasure cove. He told Lilly that love was life's greatest joy and Evil Eva wanted to destroy it. Lilly couldn't wait for her family, friends, and a great welcome. The Starlette girls loved the bows she gave them and her friend Ollie also had a bow fixation. Life was smooth till Evil Eva came, who saw her bows as her greatest threat. She thought Lilly was her worst enemy and Lilly did not know why Evil Eva chose to pursue her. Would her story end in victory?
Birthday Girl Lilly is another entertaining and magical story in the Lilly series and is filled with fun ideas, rhyming verses, and whimsical characters. It is a fine blend of a positive message, educational content, and good information all packed into it effortlessly. The plot revolves around the universal theme of good triumphing over evil and the magical illustrations by Dick Kulpa add to the enchantment of the story and the characters. The wordplay is excellent and the book is a visual delight to young readers who will find Lilly's Universe unpredictable, happy, and fascinating. The book is also a good way to introduce children to new words so that they can enhance their vocabulary. All the books in this series are entertaining and should be in homes and school libraries so that children can have an interactive and fun time reading about the adventures of Lilly in the Starlette Universe.