Heidi recommends...

Heidi recommends...

Anorak Little Editor and brilliant bibliophile Heidi (aged 8) read and reviewed two books and shared her thoughts with us. Read her reviews below and who knows - you may just find your next favourite bedtime read!

Mirabelle has a bad day by Harriet Muncaster (Oxford University Press)

This book is about a half witch, half fairy girl called Mirabelle. She has the worst day of her life. One of the things that make Mirabelle’s day not the best is that she is late for school. I really enjoyed this book because it was absolutely amazing. My favourite character was Mirabelle’s dad because he didn’t eat any horrible things. I would recommend this book to anybody who has had a bad day because they might like to compare their bad day with Mirabelle’s bad day.

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Lightning Strike by Tanya Landman (Oxford University Press)

This book is all about a match factory that is packed with girls and young women. They all work very hard; they work for 14 hours without stopping. One day two sisters, who both work in the factory, talk to a journalist about the poor treatment of the factory workers. This book is a very good one because it makes children understand how it feels to be in that position, it helps young children to understand what some diseases can do to people. I would give this book 10 out of 10 because I really like how the book explains about children in that position.

I would recommend this book to children aged 7-15 or an adult could read it to children aged 6-7.

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Thank you Heidi!