Author Visit & Elementary School & Library Program

Your School or Library Will Love the

Smart Poodle Publishing Elementary School Program

FREE with a Minimum Purchase of Books*

“Laugh, Learn and Love to Read with Lilly P Badilly”

Read about our visit to the Lee County FL Library BookMobile Program

Read about our visit to The Village School in Naples, FL

Read about our visit to Norma Bossard Elementary in Miami, FL

Read about our visit to Good Shepherd Catholic School in Miami, FL

Read about our visit at Coral Sunset Elementary in Boca Raton, FL


Feedback from the Schools



“Debbie Glade came to our school to introduce her book and inspire our children to read and write. She did all of these with wit, charm, and direct interaction with our students. What a wonderful day for our students and I highly recommend a visit to your school as soon as possible.”
Ginger Sauter, Principal – The Village School, Naples, FL

“Thank you so much for your visit. The students were mesmerized during your presentation. They thoroughly enjoyed the different voices, the dancing, and learning about Costa Rica. It was fun and very educational. As a media specialist, I will definitely recommend a visit from you to fellow media specialists. Good luck with Lilly Badilly!”
Eleonora Fleitas, Media Specialist from Norma Butler Bossard Elementary School

“Debbie Glade put on a wonderful show here at Coral Sunset. The kids were excited to meet her and were enthusiastic throughout her presentation. She looked adorable in her Lilly costume and the students thought it was such a treat to see her dressed up like the main character of her story. This program was a treat to have for our First Graders!”
Christina Yarbrough, Teacher from Coral Sunset Elementary School

“I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for the students! They were very excited and loved your book and costume.”
Alina Orenstein, Media Specialist from Grassy Waters Elementary, W Palm Beach, FL


Elementary Program


Debbie will visit your school or library to present a fun and educational, customized program to suit your needs. There are 12 Themes of Learning in The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica:

  • Travel
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Flora and fauna
  • Conservation
  • Cooperation
  • Fears
  • Problem Solving
  • Family situations
  • Multi-media
  • Music
  • Reading

Any or all of these topics can be discussed in a fun way. She will customize her program for you and take into consideration the age of the students. If you offer an evening or weekend event, my family can perform some of the songs from the CD live. Adults enjoy our program as much as kids do!

We have a Middle School Program as well and can do a program for your elementary school students and one for your middle school students all in the same day. Click here for more info.

Before the event we will send you complimentary books so the students can get familiar with the story before the visit.

Please call or email Debbie for details about what the program entails. 954-328-7465.


We ask that you allow us to sell the book/CD to your students or teachers, librarians, and depending on the number of students participating on the program, we will ask for a very reasonable minimum number of books purchased. We’ve had great success simply by sending a pre-order form home with kids a few weeks before the visit. We offer a Deep Discount. We understand there are many families who live on very limited incomes in South Florida, so we will work with you to on the price. Our goal is to get kids reading! That’s why there is no author visit fee.

The book and CD are both educational and entertaining, suitable for children ages 5-10. On our recent program to the Lee County Library in Fort Myers, kids as young as 3 and as old as 11 enjoyed our event!

The CD is a complete narrated version of the story with different voices, an original musical score and authentic sound effects from the Costa Rican rainforest. Children who are just starting to read (and those too young to read) can listen to the CD as they follow along with the illustrations. Advanced early readers will also enjoy this story as the book is geared toward their reading level. No matter what the reader’s abilities, all will truly benefit from listening to the CD. It really makes the story come to life.

For More Info

To read an incredible slew of reviews on this book/CD, click here.

For more info about Lilly Badilly, and sample pages check out the website now.

For a look at the Smart Poodle Publishing Media Kit click here.

If you are interested in this program, or need more information, please call Debbie at 954-328-7465

or send an email to smartpoodle @