It might be better than Lulu and the Best Cake Ever – JD, 5
We’re big fans of children’s writer Emma Chichester Clark in this house. She has an easy, natural writing style that wins over both JD (5) and Miss J (1) every time and her books consistently become firm favourites, read at bedtime night after night.
JD loved the first book in the Wagtail Town series, so we were looking forward to reviewing the newest installment, Lulu and the Treasure Hunt.
So, did it live up to expectations? Well yes, JD seems to love it and the humour of the first book is definitely still there, especially when I dust off my French accent. And just as Lulu and the Best Cake Ever is about learning the lesson that we’re all good at different things and it’s the taking part that matters, this book is about doing the right thing, sticking to promises and being a good friend.
The illustrations, as ever, are quirky, bright and friendly and bring a lot of personality to the likeable characters. It’s a nice, uncontroversial bedtime book.
Here’s what JD has to say about Lulu and the Treasure Hunt:
- I like that it’s called Wagtail Town because it’s got dogs in it
- I like that it has a different person on the page with Lulu every time you get it
- I like that it has a page at the front that tells you who everybody is
- I like that there’s a map so you can spot where people’s houses are and where different places are
- I like that it’s still called the same school
- I like that there’s not a cake in this one but a treasure hunt
- The drawings are nice. I like how they go to the swings and it has all the details like the holes where the legs go
- I like how they’ve drawn the fountain because it’s has a nice swirl, and the details on the ducks – they have eyes, beaks and everything
- There are some sad bits but other bits are quite happy
- The best bit of the story is when they all get really exited and go to the park
- I like the different flowers – tulips and daisies
- Lulu learns in the end that she should do as the teacher tells her and that you shouldn’t break a promise because it will make the person you promised sad, and even let them down
- I would definitely read the story again – I really like it
If you fancy getting Lulu and the Treasure Hunt for yourself, it’s available in softback for £6.99.
Disclosure: we were sent Lulu and the Treasure Hunt free of charge for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.