The Secret Life of Lilykins

  Check out Lilykins' secret double life and find out how you can win a copy of your own! #SecretLifeofLilykins #BasicallyspeaknHGG

“The Secret Life of Lilykins is a story filled with animals, adventure and absurdity. But at its core, it’s a story about the power of imagination.” – The Secret Life of Lilykins website

Cats have always seems very adventurous and curious. I know my own cat has days where she is flying through the house and we don’t know why. She’s just being extremely playful and must have her imagination going. The other day I saw her jumping into a wreath that I had laying by a desk to get ready to craft, and she jumped out and ran up the stairs.

Well what if your cat had a secret double life?

The Secret Life of Lilykins explores that possibility.

 On the surface, Lilykins lives the life of a typical house cat. But Lilykins has another life – a secret life – that transports her to a world of incredible adventures.”

The lessons that this book brings to children are:

  • Diversity in children’s storytelling: Lilykins and her cat brother, Charlie, have two dads, Max and Patrick
  • Environmental awareness: “We all live on this great green earth, so we all should treat it right!”
  • The power of imagination in shaping our reality: “When life slows down or gets dull / I simply close my eyes / And set off on a new adventure / With no limit but the skies”
  • Gratitude for the simple things, and delighting in all of the wonder the world has to offer

About the Author:

Max Goodman lives in New York City with his husband and two very important cats. By day, he works as an advertising copywriter. The Secret Life of Lilykins is Max’s first book.


About Illustrator:

Erik Mace is a designer and illustrator who enjoys all things whimsical. He and his husband live in Brooklyn.

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Two Basically Speaking readers will get a chance to win one (1) copy of The Secret Life of Lilykins.

Open to Canadian and U.S. residents

Ends 12/16/16

The Secret Life of Lilykins Giveaway

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1 Comment

  1. Debbie S.
    December 6, 2016 / 1:48 am
    I would share this with my grandchildren. Sounds like a fun, interesting with some great life lessons to help teach the young ones about.

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