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Saturday 29 August 2020

Review: What Zola did on Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, and that means another adventure for Zola!

Zola lives on Boomerang Street with her Mum and her Nonna. Her cousin Alessandro lives in the house behind. With her big heart and curious mind, Zola’s always getting up to something. 

She doesn’t mean to cause trouble, but sometimes trouble finds her…

In What Zola did on Tuesday, Zola is trying to figure out who her new neighbours are. She knows the kids are Bianca and Omar, and she knows someone called Teta lives there — and she likes knitting, just like Nonna.

But try as she might, Zola just can’t seem to find a way to bring everyone together. And then an incident with Bianca’s cat Tim-Tam results in Nonna’s knitting getting tangled.

Will Nonna ever finish her scarf? Can Zola find a way to fix things? Will she ever get to meet Bianca, Omar and the mysterious Teta?

These are darling junior fiction stories. Zola is a lovely character and her world is relevant and relatable for kids. With large text and beautiful illustrations throughout, it’s an easy read for young book lovers. Simply delightful and a whole lot of fun.

This is a series that doesn’t need to be read in order, but if you love What Zola did on Tuesday, make sure you check out what she did on Monday too.

Title: What Zola did on Tuesday
Author: Melina Marchetta
Illustrator: Deb Hudson
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $12.99 
Publication Date: 4 August 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760895167
For ages: 7 - 9 
Type: Junior Fiction