Lillybelle, A Damsel Not in Distress
When faced with the danger of giants, ogres, and witches, other damsels might quake with fear . . . but not LillyBelle!
At the School for Damsels, LillyBelle enjoys many damsel-in-training classes, like cake baking and vocal training, but the rule that a damsel must be in distress . . . not so much. When she's captured by one villain after another, LillyBelle will need to u
A great read. And the illustrations are so much fun! ...more
It's such a cute story. Kids will love it! ...more
Lillybelle is at school to learn about being a damsel. She pays attention and practices the lessons until they get to the Damsel in Distress information. That is not for her. When she encounters a witch, a giant and then an ogre, she engages in conversation with them and teaches them to fulfill their own needs.
Don't miss the background details in the illustrations that offer further information about what is happening along wi ...more
Book's description: At the School for Damsels, LillyBelle enjoys many damsel-in-training classes, like cake baking and vocal training, but the rule that a damsel must be in distress . . . not so much. When she's captured by one villain after another, LillyBelle will need to use her charm and her wit to save herself and prove once and for all that damsels don't have to be in ...more
Pastro uses really nice lyrical language throughout the story and provides fun refrains that kids will love to shout out like "... but not LillyBelle." and "Too-da-loo!" Ortiz's art is perfect for a modernized fairytale. The expressions on the characters have broad commercial appeal, but he mixes that with flattened shapes, rich textures, and a selecti ...more
I love how she celebrates being both traditionally feminine skills as well as being non-traditionally NOT in distress, and it is her skills plus her quick wits that helps her escape all the kidnappings. Furthermore, she does not only escape, she helps each kidnapper think of new non-violent solution ...more
With her wits about her, Lillybelle bests the worst of the fairy tale land and in the process creates a better world for everyone. A fun fairytale read that should ignite a feeling of self-confidence while highlighting the importance of communication.