Lilly is a little girl impatient to grow up. Pretending to be big, however, creates complications as her imagination runs away with her.

Behind the fanciful verse of I Am Lilly is an important message about how children develop a sense of self and individuality. The discovery of who we are begins in the hearts and minds of children, and in such rapidly changing times as ours, awareness of that inner foundation becomes even more essential.

The story of I Am Lilly presents fundamental ideas about identity in a playful way. As a psychoanalyst as well as author/illustrator, playwright, and poet, Annie Reiner illuminates this process of growth in a form that is fun for children and adults. Her unique paper cut-out illustrations add beauty and humor to Lilly's journey.
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