Saturday, 28 April 2012
Florence's River Adventures (Bluebell Woods) by Liss Norton
Welcome to Bluebell Woods, home to a delightful cast of woodland friends. Florence and her friends are walking beside the Babbling Brook when she discovers an old boat tangled up in the reeds. It looks like it's been there a very long time, and Florence suggests that they fix it up so they can sail it. Soon the friends are heading downstream on a river adventure of a lifetime, discovering hidden parts of Bluebell Woods and making new friends. But will they ever resolve the mystery of the boat's original owners?
These books are so pretty! As I have said previously when reviewing earlier books in this series, they remind me of Brambly Hedge. The sketches within the books are beautifully drawn and detail the animals features. I also love the covers of these books - they are like three fold aperture cards, where you look through the window into the cover to see the scene.
This book is about a group of friends who find a boat,which they restore and set sail for an afternoon adventure on the river.
It is perfect for early readers who have gained confidence in reading alone - I would say age 7+. It is likely to be popular with young girls but with the boat theme, I am sure some boys will also enjoy it.
Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing for sending me the book to review.