Lali has worked hard to earn money for a special treat—but should she spend her earnings on herself or her friends?
Lali works hard to earn some money while her animal friends watch. She stirs. She stokes. She pounds. She pours. Then off she goes to the market on the twisty-curvy, dusty, stony, prickly, sizzly-wizzly path. What shall she buy with the jingle in her pocket? Lentils for Hen? Berries for Goat? Ribbons for Bird? Or perhaps a lovely pair of flip-flops for her poor tired feet.
But when Lali returns home and sees her friends’ disappointed faces, sherealizes that while hard work pays off, generosity also has rewards.
“Zia’s zesty text uses strategic repetition, bouncy rhythms, and entertaining onomatopoeia to create a spirited tale with broad read-aloud appeal. Coleman’s digital illustrations employ spare backgrounds combined with a bright color palette comprised of oranges, pinks, and greens to keep young readers focused on the action and Lali’s boundless energy.”—The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books
“As in Zia and Coleman’s previous book, Lali’s Feather (2020), the text has a playful lyricism driven by clever use of onomatopoeia accompanied by warm, appealing illustrations.”—Kirkus Reviews
BISAC 1: JUV030020 Juvenile Fiction – People & Places – Asia
BISAC 2: JUV039220 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Values & Virtues
BISAC 3: JUV051000 Juvenile Fiction – Imagination & Play