You're Mean, Lily Jean

You're Mean, Lily Jean

Book - 2009
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A new picture book that addresses the problem of bossy friends and the struggle to stand up to them.

Sisters Sandy and Carly always play together, but when Lily Jean moves in next door and joins them, everything changes. Now Lily Jean is calling the shots and ordering Carly to be a baby when they play house and a dog when they play king and queen. Although Sandy defends her littler sister, Carly buckles and accepts her roles. But she doesn't like it, and finally finds a way to combat Lily Jean's bullying ways, and turn the tables on her behaviour.

Frieda Wishinsky's simple text packs a poignant punch, as it authentically portrays the world of little girls and their complicated relationships. And Kady MacDonald Denton's exquisite illustrations help emphasize the underlying lessons about empathy, loyalty, and fairness. This fantastic story will serve as a tool for young children and parents to identify the difference between having fun and being bullied - or being the bully.

Publisher: Toronto : North Winds Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780545994996
Branch Call Number: PIC Wis
Characteristics: 29 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Denton, Kady MacDonald - Illustrator


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Apr 06, 2014

Good story to read to little girls to promote getting along , fairness and to just be nice to everyone. The example of the proverbial " 3 is a crowd " but ---" work with it " !!
And be nice and get along .

readingisfun123 Apr 29, 2010

This book was awesome! I recommend it to everybody.

msworobec Feb 22, 2010

Our students really enjoyed this book. I like the message of forgiveness - giving someone another chance is a wonderful message for the kids! We did some lovely drama using tableaux enabling the students to really understand the character's feelings and motivations.

MrsRichards Feb 22, 2010

Lilly-Jean does not have to be mean. She needs to remember other people's feelings.


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sharjeru2380 Apr 13, 2010

"i like youre mean lily jean because it is funny"

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