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The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green by Lisa Siberry
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it was amazing

The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green is a magical, mysterious and hilarious story about a girl finding her place in the world. Lily is an inventor. She creates her own beauty products from things she finds around the house, but these often turn out a bit rubbish. Her mum's business isn't doing so well and when Lily learns that her mum is going to sell the business and her home in a week Lily knows that it is up to her to save it. After destroying the last bottle of an expensive shampoo Lily creates a replacement shampoo with ingredients that she finds, including an orange from the mysterious garden next door. This shampoo is unusual though and can do things that no ordinary shampoo can. It puts their beauty salon on the map and makes Lily want to create new and exciting products to bring customers in and save the business. Lily doesn't know how dangerous these interesting ingredients can be and soon things go from bad to worse. Throw in some changing friendships, a rivalry or two, and a competition prize that everyone wants to get their hands on and you have a recipe for a winning story that kids will love.

I loved the character of Lily who perseveres even when a situation turns bad. Although her dad isn't around any more, his memory lives on and it is her family's memories of him that make them keep going and not give up.

The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green is a fresh, fun story that I'll be recommending to kids everywhere.
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August 20, 2019 – Shelved

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