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Great Reviews For The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica!




"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 from The Village School

"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

"Our Elementary students were so excited to meet a real, live author after enjoying Debbie's "Lilly P. Badilly" book and CD during library time. It was a treat to see her dressed up as Lilly, using her characters' voices to entertain and inform them about writing and about Costa Rica. The Middle School students were fascinated with her personal and professional publishing journey, and they especially enjoyed how she used funny and sad real-life experiences to inspire her writing. Having Debbie visit our school was a special treat for us all."

     - Beth Mata, Librarian from Miami Christian 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 Elem., W Palm Beach, FL

"Happy New Year Debbie! Thank you so much for sending the autographed copy of Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica. What a lovely book and I loved the charming illustrations you did!!!! You are very creative and talented. Thank you so much."
- Susan McClellan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Shaler North Hills Library

"I want to be an author some day, so I was very inspired by your presentation."
     -Elizabeth, 8th Grader

"My 6-year-old grandson asks me to read the book over and over again. He takes the book to bed with him every night, and he keeps on looking at the illustrations. He has even figured out some of the tunes from the CD on his piano."
     -Sharon R, Grandmother

“My son is very bright, but he often has trouble concentrating on reading stories. He seems to get distracted easily, but he sat through the entire CD and followed the words closely along in the book. He kept talking about it afterward as well. It was so encouraging to see him get excited about reading!”
     -Patricia, Marketing consultant who adopted her 11-year-old foster child

Every part of the book is very unique with the characters of the Badilly family being very funny – especially Grandpa and his farting. It was great that everyone was saved from the spider web because of Lilly’s music. I like when I was reading and listening to the story. Your story is AWESOME!”
     -Dallas, Age 10

“Children will be so captivated by the excitement of the story, they will never even think about all they are learning. They will also discover that there are others out there who have fears.”
     - Rachel Pulido, Montessori Teacher (Grades 1-3)

"I love your book and CD! You have inspired me to finish a book I started to write years ago."
     -Susan R, Librarian

"Are you going to be in California any time soon? I want you to come to my school to share your book. My students LOVE it!, and they want to meet you!
     -Lori V, Kindergarten Teacher

"My son and I loved reading your book so much. We keep it in our downstairs bookshelf so that when company comes over we can show it off. The illustrations are so beautiful, and the message is so sweet. My son has even written you a letter that I keep meaning to mail to you (busy, busy!). I look forward to reading your future publications - perhaps Lilly will visit another country??"

     -Kate H, Mom