Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Polo and Lily

Polo and Lily

Regis Faller
Wordless Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 7
Roaring Brook Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1596434967

The sun is just coming up and Polo is outside his tree house watering his garden and harvesting tomatoes. Happily Polo cuts up veggies, puts them in a pot, catches a fish, and makes himself a delicious meal, which he eats in the evening. He reads a book in bed and then goes to sleep.

While he is sleeping, a little cloud floats up over his island and the person sleeping on the cloud, Lily the rabbit, quite suddenly finds herself catapulted through Polo’s bedroom window. Both Polo and Lily are rather startled at first, but then they are able to laugh at the situation. It is not every day that someone comes for a visit, transported on a cloud.

In this delightful wordless book we meet a little dog whose quiet life is turned upside down when a cheerful rabbit arrives unexpectedly. Children who do not know how to read yet will be delighted that they can follow the story without any adult help, and older readers will enjoy making up dialogue for the two characters.

This is one in a series of books about Polo and his adventures.