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Sunday 7 August 2011

Review: Leeza Van Breeza’s Best Idea Ever

Leeza Van Breeza is full of ideas, but the latest school project sparks her best brainwave ever. She can’t wait to tell her best friend so they can work on it together. But, shock, horror, the teacher decides that partners will be drawn from a shoe box. She’s not interested in protests either.

Fancy words like co-operate, negotiate and working it out don’t impress poor Leeza. When she gets stuck with someone else, the going gets rough. Getting along and making a great team are not on Leeza’s ‘to do’ list. She just wants out.

To make matters worse, Leeza’s best friend seems perfectly happy with the unexpected arrangement and she steals Leeza’s idea! Is it war? Will they ever be best friends again? Is it possible to help others be brave when you don’t want to face your own fears?

Leeza Van Breeza’s tale has all the highs and lows of a TV Soap Opera. Starting a small business is daunting at any age, but when all your support systems disappear, it takes enormous courage to soldier on. Even a trip to the local shops makes matters worse.

Leeza Van Breeza’s Best Idea Ever is for anyone who has ever had a best friend, a great idea or a dilemma. If you like to laugh, you’ll love Leeza’s tales too.

- this review by Jo Burnell

Title: Leeza Van Breeza’s Best Idea Ever
Author: Christina Miesen
Publisher: Puffin, $
Publication Date: March 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305996
For ages: 6 - 10
Type: Young Junior Fiction