The Resource Lily's new home, by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Lily's new home, by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Label
Lily's new home
Title
Lily's new home
Statement of responsibility
by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
Title variation
Lilys new home
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lily and her parents move to a new home in New York City. Everything is so new and different, which makes Lily even more homesick"--
Member of
Tone
Character
Review
  • Grades K-2 When Lily and her parents arrive at their new home in New York City, she’s surprised to see how different it is from their old one. Where is the front yard? Where are the flowers? Will she even like it here? As they explore the neighborhood, she notices many things: girls who wave to her, signs in Spanish, a store with dresses from India, another with masks from Kenya, and a public library. After making a new friend, she begins to enjoy city life. The simply written story introduces aspects of urban living in an appealing way. Diversity is intrinsic to both the story and the illustrations, which digitally combine watercolor, gouache, and pencil elements. An appended page suggests three activities designed to extend the story through writing and drawing. Readers who enjoy Lily’s upbeat story, the first beginning-reader book in the publisher’s new Dive into Reading series, will also want to check out Want to Play? (2016), the simultaneously published second volume about Lily and her friends. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 2/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 11, p46)
  • A debut early reader from Yoo and Ng-Benitez introduces a refreshingly diverse cast of characters in an urban setting. Dark-skinned, curly-haired Lily is ambivalent, at best, about her family's move to a new home in the city. In the first brief chapter she notes the absence of a yard in front of their brownstone. Her parents assure her that she'll come to like living there anyway, but a thought balloon above Lily's wistful face shows her remembering her Cape-style house in a suburban area. Throughout, Ng-Benitez's warm, multimedia illustrations visually echo the controlled, accessible text in order to provide context clues for new readers. Ensuing chapters show Lily observing the comings and goings of various neighbors and then exploring her new neighborhood with her parents. Matter-of-fact references to the area's diversity establish the setting as they read a sign in Spanish, visit a florist, eat pizza, see people working in a public garden, look at clothes and a mask "from Kenya…a country in Africa" in one store, and admire saris in another shop-front window. When they end up at the local library, Lily feels comforted by its familiarity, exclaiming, "It looks like our old library," to her parents. Not only is she pleased to check out books for herself, she uses them to befriend a child she'd earlier seen reading on his front stoop. Welcome to the neighborhood, Lily! (Early reader. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2015)
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482379
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yoo, Paula
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 420L
  • Decoding demand: 49 (medium)
  • Semantic demand: 38 (low)
  • Syntactic demand: 40 (low)
  • Structure demand: 75 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ng-Benitez, Shirley
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dive into reading: Emergent
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moving, Household
  • Homesickness
  • African Americans
  • Moving, Household
  • Homesickness
  • African Americans
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lily's new home, by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1520069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781620142493
Lccn
2015029137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620142493
  • (OCoLC)921240290
Label
Lily's new home, by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1520069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781620142493
Lccn
2015029137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620142493
  • (OCoLC)921240290

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