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January 30, 2016


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Kathy Johnson is the creator of Starlette Universe, a virtual girl-world that promotes character development. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate and lawyer, she continues her series of Lil' Lilly books with Lil' Lilly's 'Bow'thday Present. Learn why Eva morphs into a filly (to be a scare and Lilly's biggest night 'mare') and why Eva's so obsessed with Lilly, (because Lilly's so 'spell'ial (special)--she's a love vessel). Read how Lilly learns life's most valuable lesson--That love is the key--to being happy--and defeating evilry. And celebrate with Lil' Lilly her birthday: That magical, mystical morn--the day Lil' Lilly was 'bow'rn (born).
Illustrations by Captain Cartoon.

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Books (December 18, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1882658515
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882658510

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Kathy Johnson is an attorney, creator of Starlette Universe and mother of Miss Vermont 1999 and Miss Vermont USA 2001 as well as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Georgia. She is a J.D. graduate from the University of Florida School of Law. The six Starlettes appeared in Pageantry Magazine for seven years and became the basis for the Starlette Universe series, which is replete with rhyme and wordplay. Eva From E-ville, a book of 1,000 puns is the second book in the middle-grade series. The first book is 'CAT'astrophe. Kathy Johnson is also the author of What a Babe, which introduces Lil' Lilly as the newest member of the Starlette Universe cast. Eva From E-Ville is unique in that it presents a new genre of story telling, "Piction," where brightly colored text and over 300 illustrations interact to tell Eva's story. For everyone who reads this book, the author offers this advice, "Whatever you do, don't let 'EVA'L get you!"  

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I was totally confused when I started reading this book. So much going on all at once.  The book had some really nice illustrations,  The verses rhymed, but it was just a bit too much all at once.  I think kids, depending on their age, would have a hard time with it and get bored.  If they get bored, they quit reading.  I  had to keep stopping and going back and re-reading.  Maybe I was trying to read it too fast.  It was a cute story about Lil' Lilly's birth-day.  The author takes you on a journey with Lil' Lilly as she becomes a strong individual. I liked the way s he made friends with the animals and birds along the way.  This book would definitely require someone older to read and explain things to the younger reader.  A nice point about the book is it has some lessons to be learned.  The reader definitely must go slow and stop and think about what is going on.  I wouldn't recommend it for young children.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased view of the book. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book  3  STARS.

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