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You're Mean, Lily Jean

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

tagged: bullying, siblings, friendship
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publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
Description

A picture book that addresses the problem of bossy friends and the struggle to stand up to them - now in paperback.

Sisters Sandy and Carly always play together, but when Lily Jean moves in next door and joins them, everything changes. Now Lily Jean is calling the shots, ordering Carly to be a baby when they play house and a dog when they play king and queen. Can Carly find a way to combat Lily Jean's bullying ways and turn the tables on her bad behaviour?

Frieda Wishinsky's simple text authentically portrays the world of little girls and their complicated relationships, while Kady MacDonald Denton's illustrations subtly emphasize the lessons about empathy, loyalty, and fairness.

About the Authors

Frieda Wishinsky

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.
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Kady MacDonald Denton

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award Honour Book
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
Editorial Review

Praise for You're Mean, Lily Jean:

Finalist, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Honour Book, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award
Shortlist, Shining Willow Award
Shortlist, OLA Blue Spruce Award
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
Toronto Public Library "First and Best" Booklist
Resource Links, Best of the Year

"The world of make-believe can be all-consuming for young people, and this book does a stellar job of exploring this theme without making the squabbles that arise feel petty, inconsequential, or worse, explicitly educational." -Quill & Quire, starred review