Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat review

The precocious and absolutely adorable Violet Mackerel is back with this third story in a fantastic chapter book series. In this latest installment, the curious girl who happens to be a bit on the small side finds another creature that also happens to be little. The ladybug from the garden steals Violet's heart, as the girl feels sympathy for the bug, knowing what it's like to be the smallest in one's family. 

Readers get a true treat in this main character. I loved her huge heart, despite her small size and really enjoy that a teaching moment is always included in the books -- in this case, one about habitats -- without being overt or obnoxious. 

I've purchased the first two Violet Mackerel books for my own library, as well as for my young niece and can't wait to add this to the collection. They're beautiful stories, laced with humor and learning. I hope author Anna Branford keeps writing these!

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the review copy!

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