Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Raspberry Room

Title: The Raspberry Room
Author: Alison Lohans
Published by Orca Book Publishers, 2006.
ISBN: 1-55143-353-2.
Reviewed for Reader Views Kids.

What is Abby to do, her best friend Laura doesn't want to do what she wants to do? Abby and Laura have always done everything together but now it seems that Laura has changed. Or is it Abby that has changed?

Abby is all excited about discovering a little room. Laura isn't interested. Abby is intrigued by looking through a hole in the fence. A dog's wet nose comes through the hole to surprise young Abby. Perhaps she better find something to plug the hole. Her little brother gets all the attention anyway so she uses his stuffed monkey to suit her purpose. Oh no, the monkey's tail gets ruined. She discovers what is on the other side of the fence and is surprised by her findings.

Allison Lohans has created a book which will encourage children ages 7-9 to let their imaginations soar. This fantastic book deals with friendships and the adjustments required to becoming a quality big sister which young Brayden will look up to.