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Monday, 15 November 2010

Review: Star of the Show and Star of the Circus

Aimee is sick of Serena Sweetmay. Serena is always the centre of attention, she's pretty and talented and everyone loves her.

When it comes time for the school play, Aimee just wants to outshine Serena. Just once, she wants to be the star - especially when she discovers a man who makes television commercials is coming to see the show. But how can she compete with this girl as her rival?


Aimee might just be surprised at how things turn out.

Hilton's talent at creating lovable characters, a fun story and clever dialogue is showcased in this story.

Title: Star of the Show
Author: Nette Hilton
Illustrator: Chantal Stewart
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780702235795
For ages: 8+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

A new character, Bonnie, is introduced in Star of the Circus - a new character with a new dilemma.

Bonnie doesn't think she's the best at anything, and she decides there is really nothing else for it - she must find something to be the best at. And the animal show at school is the perfect opportunity.

She sets off to find a way to win the 'Best At' trophy. But disaster strikes when her pig, Oscar, goes shy on the big day. Surely she'll never win that trophy now?

Another gorgeous story in this two-part series, Star of the Circus once again contains fun, believable characters and a lovely message about finding your niche in the world.

Title: Star of the Circus
Author: Nette Hilton
Illustrator: Chantal Stewart
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780702236006
For ages: 8+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

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