“Tilly was a silly goose, a daffy-down-and-dilly goose, who took her baths in apple juice.” That is, until the other animals on the farm had had enough of her silliness. They convince Tilly to stop being so silly, but they soon realize that no one can remember the last time they had a good laugh. So, having learned their lesson, they ask Tilly to reclaim her silly ways. The moral that people should accept others as they are is a good one, but it will probably be overlooked as children laugh at Tilly’s antics. After all, it’s hard to think seriously when Tilly “soaks her feet in mayonnaise”.
Tilly’s silly behavior is perfectly illustrated by Slonim with whimsy and color. Children really get a kick out of Silly Tilly and it comes highly recommended when you want a room full of laughing children at storytime.
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