I love to see stories that challenge children to think and to feel grateful for what they have, and I can see that ‘Lily and the Paperman’ would do just that. Full of points for discussion in the school classroom and within the family, Lily’s sensitive contemplation of the paperman and her attempt at resolving the situation is heart-warming and educational. Adult readers would appreciate that this is indeed not the end of Ray’s misery, but it is an excellent starting point for children. The accompanying illustrations are perfect.
A lovely story.