Carnival is supposed to be a happy time, but Lily wishes it were over. Her family has been working on the gorgeous hummingbird costume for months, but it's Lily's big sister, Christine, who will wear it at the Children's Carnival. Lily doesn't want to wait till next year for her chance to jump up in costume. She wants to play mas now! How Christine's big day turns out to be a big day for Lily as well makes a satisfying story, with lilting dialogue and pastel illustrations that capture the tropical colors and vibrant energy of Carnival in Trinidad.
Lynn Joseph was born in Trinidad and now lives in Hollis, New York. Her book The Mermaid's Twin Sister: More Stories from Trinidad received the Americas Award.
Linda Saport lives in Boulder, Colorado.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.63(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.46(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Linda Saport has illustrated many distinctive picture books, amoung them Subira Subira by Tololwa M. Mollel and All the Pretty Little Horses: A Lullaby. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about carnival time in Trinidad. Every year there is a festival, and all the children put on their best costumes. This year, the big sister Christine is participating and she is going to be a hummingbird. Her little sister Lily is jealous that she can¿t participate in carnival. Lily gets upset when she¿s asked to help with her sister¿s costume. She tried to mess the costume up, but their parents immediately fix the costume. When it is time to get on stage Christine becomes very nervous, and her family makes her feel much better. Even though Lily was jealous, she still encouraged her sister to get on the stage and do her best. Once Christine was finished, she allowed Lily to put on her costume and jump up as if she was a real hummingbird.