Lucy and Lila

Alison Fletcher (Author) Christopher Lyles (Illustrator)


This sweet story about a little girl named Lucy and her drawings of a pink elephant named Lila shows the importance of having your own vision and encourages thinking outside the box.

Lucy likes to draw and has a wild imagination. One day in art class she has to draw what she did over the weekend, and she draws herself having fun with a big, pink elephant named Lila! She draws them picking apples, having a tea party, playing Frisbee, chasing butterflies through the meadow, and more--but her classmates don't believe that Lila exists! By the end of the story, all the children finish their drawings and take them home. Lucy takes the bus with a bunch of the students from her art class, and as the bus drives away, the kids catch a glimpse of Lucy greeting a pink elephant.

Product Details

Little Bee Books
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
9.1 X 0.5 X 9.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Alison Fletcher was born and raised in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. As a child she loved to play outdoors and go on adventures with her faithful dog, a golden retriever-labrador mix. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts, Alison moved to New York City, where she currently works as a children's book editor.

Christopher Lyles is a professional illustrator who spends much of his time working in a variety of media and exploring new fields. Since graduating with an MFA in Illustration, he has contributed to children's publications, greeting cards, editorial illustrations, and gallery installations. He lives in the small town of Simsbury, Connecticut, with his wife, two children, and dog, Riley. He likes hiking, exercising, traveling, teaching art to children, and looking for old stuff. You can find out more about him at