by Annika Dunklee
Annie and Lillemor are best friends for many reasons. Here are just a few: they are both seven, love the colours pink and purple and can speak two languages. Lillemor knows Swedish; Annie knows only Oinky Boinky, which is made up, but still counts.) But when new girl Lilianne arrives from France, Annie worries she’ll steal her best friend. After all, Lilianne and Lillemore both have names that begin with “Lil”! Will Annie be left out of the fun? Or will she and Lillemor share one more thing in common –a new friend? A funny, note-perfect tale of friendship that’s sure to be understood in any language, even Oinky Boinky!
Rainforest of Reading
Readers' Choice Award
2015/2016 in Saint Lucia for Grade 3 & 4
Annika Dunklee Author Biography
Annika Dunklee was born in Uppsala, Sweden, to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother. As such, she enjoyed the influences of Basil Fawlty and Pippi Longstocking, while eating haggis and pickled herring sandwiches. She bases a lot of her stories on her own childhood memories. On the first day of school, every teacher would mispronounce Annika's name as Ann-eeka, making her cringe inside and forever fret the first day of school. My Name Is Elizabeth! was inspired by anyone who dislikes having his or her name shortened, lengthened, mispronounced or mangled in some way. Annika has retained certain characteristics since childhood, which include being an excruciatingly slow reader and having laughing hysterics in the most inappropriate situations. She currently resides in Toronto with her husband, two kids, a cat and a hamster.
Lori Joy Smith Illustrator Biography
As a young girl, my weekly trips to the children’s library with my father sparked my love for reading and children’s books. As a teenager I lived in Italy and visited some of the most beautiful museums in Europe, which left me wanting nothing more than to make art. Now I get to put these two loves together everyday, working as an artist and illustrator. I live in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with my husband, 2 girls, 2 cats and 1 dog. I love making art, walking in the forest, watching the stars, drinking coffee, growing flowers and most of all reading to my own girls every night before they go to sleep.