Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl
Written and Illustrated by Micah Player
9 12/" X 8 3/4", 32 pages
$12.67 on Amazon
With summer travel happening these next two months, a perfect gift is the new book by Micah Player, Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl (published by Chronicle Books). You may remember Micah Player's first book, Chloe Instead (review here) where he tackled the subject of younger siblings. In this book, Lily is an adventure traveler taking on airports, train stations and famous places with her zebra best friend, Zeborah. I'm a huge fan of Player's illustration style and this book is just a feast for the eyes. Kids who haven't traveled yet will get a glimpse of how fun it can be to go to a new place. Lily takes pictures and documents everything she sees in her little notebook. (A great travel tip for kids to do!) It's such an enjoyable book for kids that can open up their imagination.
I love giving books as gifts to kids, especially for all the many birthday parties we go to and this one is especially great for the extra things you can add to it. The Lately Lily brand includes 2 other paper goods sets as well as Player's clothing line.
Lately Lily Sunny Yellow Suitcase ($13.49 at Amazon)
This kit is filled with everything a kid needs for a big trip. It comes with a booklet with travel tips, games, doodle ideas, 24 activity cards, 2 fill-in luggage tags and 1 sticker sheet.
Lately Lily ABC Travel Flash Cards ($14.99 at Amazon)
Learn the ABC's with Micah Player's beautiful illustrations of Lily on her travels. These cards are are also perfect for decorating a kid's room.
Micah Player has also expanded the Lately Lily brand into girls clothing and I love the adorable selection. Pictured above are two of my favorites: Scout Lily ($28) and Camp Lily ($28) Shop the Lately Lily clothing collection.
Visit the Lately Lily site to find out more about Lily and take a peek inside her notebook and suitcase. You can also watch the video trailer for the book that Player created where he brings his characters to life with the cutest of animations!
A review copy was provided by Chronicle Books.