I’m very fond of a children’s book here on Linda’s Book Bag and am delighted to be part of the Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour for Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery by Petra Quelch.
Today I have my review of Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery and a chance for a lucky UK or European reader to win a signed copy of the book. More details at the bottom of this blog post!
Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery
Who wouldn’t like a magical jacket?
Lottie Sparkles is a little girl who loves everything sparkly,mainly clothes. Anything plain or dirty is a disgrace in Lottie s mind! When Lottie is sent to spend time with her lovely grandparents in the countryside, she is furious because that essentially means smelly animals, lots of puddles and hard work!
But what she certainly didn’t count on was coming face to face with a magical object…
My Review of Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery
Lottie loves everything clean and sparkly so two weeks in the country is not her thing at all!
In Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery Petra Quelch has created someone many children will be able to relate to perfectly. Lottie is sulky, determined to get her own way and yet able to learn from her adventures so that I can imagine children desperate to get into the attics of their own homes to see if they can discover something just as magical. Although Lottie is perhaps more traditionally appealing to girls with her passion for sparkly clothes, I loved the fact that Grandad George does the baking and cooking whilst Grandma Ada mucks out the animals and creates inventions in the shed as their roles suggest that gender doesn’t have to be constrained.
The narrative is well structured with a good variety of paragraph length and a perfect font for independent readers so that children can enjoy the book independently as well as with an adult.
There are some lovely illustrations to go with the story and as someone who has had sight problems since very early childhood I really appreciated the fact that Lottie wears glasses as this gives status to young children in the same position.
Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery is an entertaining and enjoyable read for children.
About Petra Quelch
Petra Quelch loves everything sparkly and glittery but hopefully, she says, she is not a diva like Lottie from her book. Aside from all the glitz and glamour, she is a collector of magical books, tea sets, movies and a huge fan of chocolate. She has two little girls also known as “The Little Book-Fairies” with a BIG imagination.
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