Hello, book dragons! It is the time of the year again when I am sharing 12 reviews before Christmas. This year I will be sharing reviews of twelve children’s books, I think children are the most excited about them anyway. 😀 Here is the first one, I hope you will like it. 😉
Publisher: Young Corgi
Genre: Children’s Fiction (age 7-9 years)
Release date: 13 03 2008
Price*: Kindle £4.49 (GBP)/ Paperback £5.39 (GBP)
Kindle $5.99 (USD)/ Paperback $8.46 (USD)
Pages: ~ 112
My rating: really liked it
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What I learned from this book: How it feels to have a disabled sibling.
Description of the book: Amy, Bella, Chloe, Daisy and Emily are friends at school and have their own Alphabet Club (just look at their initials!). Daisy is the newest member and is desperate to fit in, even though Chloe is very unfriendly to her at times. When the girls begin planning sleepover parties for their birthdays, Daisy is dreading her own – she doesn’t know what her friends will make of her rather special older sister …
How this book made me feel: It is one of the tiny books written by this author, and it is a quick read for younger children. The protagonist in this book is Daisy, she is a very caring and sweet girl. All girls are having sleepover parties, but Daisy is dreading having hers. In the group of friends, there is one girl that is bullying Daisy, and that is Chloe. Chloe is a nasty piece of work, and I truly disliked her in this book.
The narrative is pretty fast-paced. I liked that the author included disabled siblings in this story. Young children tend to be very cruel when it comes to something different, I am happy that the author chose to include disabled Daisy’s sister. The topics discussed in this book were disability, friendships, wish to fit in, bullying between friends.
I really liked the writing style in this book, it is enjoyable and easy to read. I really liked the number of illustrations, they made the reading experience more fun. The chapters are pretty short, so the book did not leave me bored.
So, to conclude, I really enjoyed this story. I liked the lessons it had to teach the reader. I would strongly recommend reading this book to someone who knows a disabled child. I think it would be quite relatable. Enjoy! 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.
Website: http://www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk / Facebook: @jacquelinewilsonfanclub / Twitter:@FansofJWilson
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