This month’s book reviews for Owlets are Me, the Queen and Christopher by Giles Andreae, and The Snow Bear by Holly Webb.
Me, the Queen and Christopher – Year 1
Freya is absolutely thrilled to receive an invitation to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She has an amazing time but discovers that life at the palace is not all as one might expect. Among other things the Queen and Freya enjoy doing some baking and a bit of boogie-woogie. Freya talks about her brother Christopher – but will Christopher also have the chance to meet the Queen? Here is a fantastic story that is at the same time very funny and moving. This book with its super illustrations will entertain young readers on their own or reading together.
With only days to go until Christmas, snow starts to fall. Sara is staying with her grandfather and after his tales of life in the Arctic they decide to build an igloo and a small snow bear in the garden. Sara is thrilled – but in the middle of the night it all looks very different. Sara and the young bear set out on a journey to find the bear’s mother. But will Sara find her way home in time for Christmas? This is an exciting winter adventure with its snowy setting and delightful characters. It is a lovely story that will captivate boys and girls alike.