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BOOK REVIEW: 'Clementine-Rose and the Surprise Visitor' by Jacqueline Harvey

Monday, October 15, 2012

Title: Clementine Rose & the Surprise Visitor
Author: Jacqueline Harvey
Publisher: Random House Australia
Age Group & Genre: Children’s book (girls aged 5+)

Reviewed by Eleanor Forsyth (aged 8)

The Blurb:
Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls.

So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender.

When her scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the household is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag?

From the author of the best-selling Alice-Miranda series, for readers aged 5+.

Jacqueline Harvey

What I Liked About This Book: 
I liked this book because it had a sweet little girl in it that always told the truth. But sometimes telling the truth got her into a bit of trouble. But everything worked out in the end, because Clementine Rose always meant well and tried hard to be good.

Other things I liked: Clementine Rose had a very cute and cuddly pet pig called Lavender and she wore pretty dresses. I also thought it was funny that she had been found in a bread basket.

I’d like to read the next one in the series.

What I Didn’t Like About This Book:
Some of the words were hard to read because they said ‘’em’ instead of ‘them’ and I didn’t know why. But my Mummy said it was to show the man spoke with an accent. I’ll know next time. 

To watch the Clementine Rose book trailer, and find out lost more about the author, visit Jacqueline Harvey's website


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