The Two Sillies
Gulliver Books, Harcourt, Inc., 2000.
Illustrated by Lynne Cravath.
Getting a pet cat should be simple - but it isn't for Silly Lilly.
At the advice of her friend Sammy, she finds herself cutting down
trees, building a shed, even buying a cow in her quest for a cat.
Is all this work really necessary? And what should Sammy do about
the mice that appear so mysteriously? Told in rollicking rhyme,
the story follows the two friends on a circuitous giggle-inducing
path to a happy ending.
Look inside the book!
"In measured, never forced verse, Hoberman's flighty - or
is it grounded - romp introduces Lilly who wants a cat like her
Readers will likely cotton to these silly -
or are they sage? - pals."
"Hoberman's rhymes are ever a pleasure
as much about the story, which is droll and warm, as she does about
the pleasing rhyme scheme. The well-paced repetitions in particular
have the fine thrumming quality of a spoken charm
a crowd pleaser."
"This delightfully silly tale has it all - a clever, rhyming
text for read-aloud fun and colorful, cartoon-style pictures that
are great for browsing."