One of the kindergarten students nonchalantly handed this to me as she filed into the library before class. Taking a cue from her, I simply said thank you and didn't make a big deal. While the students were getting settled, I read Lily by Lily. I looked up and sought out her face, our eyes met. Hers were twinkling with joy. I tried to convey how much I liked her book. I planned to talk with her during browsing, but missed my opportunity. So here is what I want to say to her:
Thank you for sharing your story with me. I love it. It is wonderfully illustrated. I too like candy and cats, and enjoy electronics. I especially love books and am glad you do as well.