At the start of the summer holidays we were sent a digital extract from this book to review, and my daughter and I both loved it. The only disappointment being , the complete book is not available to buy until November. What surprised me the most, is how you do not need to have read the other Wimpy Kid books in order to enjoy it! Despite my class of Year three children loving The Wimpy Kid series, it is something I have not yet tried with my seven year old. We were hooked… They style it is written in is highly entertaining and you can really relate to the characters and what they are doing. We both could really hear the character speaking, as the casual style works so effectively. This book will bring back fond memories for many adults, as a child I remember setting up a lemonade and perfume stall on my road, and I know my eldest has always fancied doing it too. The illustrations are simple and effective and break up the amount of text perfectly, meaning it suits my seven year old as too much text in one hit, overwhelms her a little still. The book is the type of book, both daddy and I will enjoy reading with her, as it had me chuckling out loud. Give it a year,and Kiddiewink 1 will happily read it independently, she is not quite fluent enough to at the minute, so reading it with an adult, ensures then our is not lost.
We tried out the lemonade recipe too, and two of my three kiddiewinks loved it. My eldest has a things for lemons so she drank it extremely quickly, although she said it wasn’t ‘real lemonade’, my littlest loved it too, but my middle child spat it out, declaring it was ‘too spicy’. My hubby and I enjoyed it and it was easy peasy too make.
My daughter and I, wholeheartedly recommend the book, and will most definitely be trying out the rest of the series, while waiting for this book to be released.
You can pre order it here, we will certainly be pre ordering it.