Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Willow’s little brother, Freddie, is ill and needs to go to the hospital. Full of guilt that she might have made him poorly, Willow is desperate to make him feel better. She promises that, while he’s gone, she will find a story she can tell him when he returns. Three shooting stars give her more than she could ever wish for.

Willow doesn’t have to wait very long for an adventure to appear. The rain is flooding the forest and the Wildthings’ River Camp is going under water. They must try to save it before they lose everything. In the forest, they meet a witch who writes wonderful stories, learn about the moon and constellations, and find out how plastic is dangerous for wildlife.

This is a fantastic book for encouraging children to be a little bit wild and look after the natural environment around them. The value of nature and responsibility for our world is central to this engaging story.

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star is incredibly appealing for young readers. With a gorgeous blue and grey colour scheme, the friendly illustrations draw children right into the adventure.

Children need to get muddy and tangled as they explore the world around them. Read more about this in my blog post: Why a Muddy Day is a Good Day.

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star is the third book in this fun series with a fourth due in August 2021.

Thank you to Oxford University Press Children’s Books for this lovely book!

Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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