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Monday, 6 July 2015

Shout Out: Juliet Nearly a Vet

Juliet is 10 years old and she's nearly a vet! How? Well, her mother's a vet so she just watches what her mum does — easy!

This is a great series for emerging independent readers. With nicely sized text, an illustration every few pages, and short chapters, each book is easy to get into and the stories have a great combination of action and character. An added bonus for animal lovers is the way animal facts are woven into the story lines, while a quick quiz at the back of the book tests whether readers have been paying attention! Books 9 and 10 have just been released.

In Outback Adventure, Juliet is going to visit her grandparents in the outback. The only problem is that her cousin Jarrod is also going to be there and he doesn't seem to like Juliet very much, or animals. Mmm, maybe Juliet can change his mind!

In Cat Show Queen, there's a cat show in town and some of the cats are boarding at Juliet's mother's vet clinic. When a cat-astrophe occurs, it's lucky that Juliet's best friend Chelsea is a world-famous animal trainer and groomer!

Title: Juliet Nearly a Vet: Outback Adventure and Juliet Nearly a Vet: Cat Show Queen
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Illustrator: Kyla May
Publisher: Puffin, $9.99 RRP
Publication Date: July 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143308713 and 9780143308720
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction

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