The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica (with CD)
Debbie Glade
Smart Poodle Publishing (2008)
ISBN 9780980030792
Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 7) for Reader Views (3/08)

“The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica” is a book about a millipede named Lilly.  Lilly is about to go on a trip to Costa Rica because her grandparents are sick of living in an airport. Once day, they decided to get on a plane.  The grandpa didn’t want to go but they went anyway.  Lilly loved to read and learn and was excited about this new adventure.

Lilly used a guidebook to help her learn about Costa Rica.  She was looking forward to going and seeing all of the many animals there. She wanted to eat new food and see all there was to see. Even when things got tough, they all stayed together and happy as a family.

They came back from their trip and lived back at home in the airport.  They liked Costa Rica but were happy to be home.

I liked “The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica” a lot.  It was educational and showed me new things about a new country.  I didn’t like the CD that came with it because it read the story to me.  I liked the background music but since I can read, I didn’t need the CD to read the book for you.  For younger kids who can’t read the CD might help but for me, I didn’t like it.  Other than that, this book was really good.

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