• Polly and Buster by Sally Rippin for ages 5-8

Polly and Buster by Sally Rippin for ages 5-8

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Polly and Buster by Sally Rippin

Book #1 The Wayward Witch & the Feelings Monster

In the tree? At half past three, Just you and me? As it it'll always be."

In a world where witches can never be friends with monsters, Polly and Buster have managed to keep their friendship a secret.

Until one day, when everything changes.....

Awards:

  • Short Listed for the 2018 Indie Awards
  • 2018 Short Listed Younger Readers YABBA/ REAL/ KOALA awards (Voted by kids)

Story Mama Quick Review:

I was so excited to get my hands on this very first book in the new series by Sally Rippin. Polly is a witch and she is terrible at spells. She is also quite impulsive and has trouble controlling her feelings sometimes. Buster is a feelings Monster, full of empathy and the perfect best friend for Polly. He empathises with Polly's feelings so much that he shrinks when she is sad and blows up pink when she is happy. Monsters are second class citizens where Polly lives and they shouldn't really be friends. When during an excursion to a gallery Buster calls out excited to see Polly she ignores him. Will their friendship survive when the world is against it? Will a little bit of magic help?

 

We love the vintage feel of the book and the themes of racism, loyalty, acceptance, friendship and empathy.

With 280 pages, and 23 chapters, this is a great classroom read aloud or novel for kids who love magical worlds. We highly recommend for ages 7-11

Story Mama Rating:

Engaging: 1/1                    

Fun to read aloud: 0.8/1               

Pretty to look at  0.9/1                  

Demands to be read again:  0.9/1            

Positive Message or Heartstring factor: 0.8/1 

Total: 4.4/5

Other important info:

Format

Illustrated Chapter Book

Dimensions

 138 x 191 x 22

Language

English

Pages

 280

Publisher age recommendation

 7-11

Author

Sally Rippin

Date Published

2017

 

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