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Friday 6 May 2011

Review: Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

The first in the series, Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, introduced us to this irresistible character. Her infectious positivity, gorgeous adventurous spirit and huge smile made her welcome into the homes of many girls in the past months since its release.

So, how is the second book in the series?

It's just beautiful.

In this installment, Violet has tonsillitis. And what's more, she's had it lots lately so the doctor thinks it's time for her to have her tonsils removed. Violet does not think this is a good idea.

Along the way, her special Theory of Finding Small Things grows into a much greater idea: the Theory of Giving Small Things.

This, she believes, will make something extraordinary of someone's day.

And it is this that marks the beginning of Violet's new adventure and her remarkable recovery, with lots of surprises and special discoveries along the way.

I love Violet Mackerel even more after reading this second story of hers. She truly is a special character who deserves a place in every girl's heart (and will make every mum cry).

Title: Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery
Author: Anna Branford
Illustrator: Sarah Davis
Publisher: Walker Books, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: April 2011
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921529184
For ages: 5+
Type: Junior Fiction