I am delighted to share my thoughts on Lucy Makes A Wish by Anne Booth. This is a fabulous read for children aged 6 and up and would make a lovely Christmas present. I loved it ❤
Here is what it is all about…
When Boots the puppy bounces into Lucy’s life, fun and friendship are never far behind. He’s waiting for his forever home, and until he finds one Lucy is determined to give him the best Christmas ever, taking him out and about and giving him all the love he’s missed.
But they’re going to need the help of all the friends they have made when Boots slips his lead and gets lost. Will Boots find a way home? Lucy needs to make a wish. . .
This warm and festive story is an ideal present for a child to read during the festive season. Animal-lovers everywhere will delight in Sophy WIlliams’s gorgeous illustrations and the simple language and short chapters are perfect for developing readers or to be read aloud. Fans of Anne Booth’s previous titles in this series, Lucy’s Secret Reindeer, Lucy’s Magic Snow Globe, Lucy’s Winter Rescue, Lucy’s Magical Surprise, and Lucy’s Search for Little Star won’t be able to resist this latest Lucy story!
Lucy Makes a Wish is the latest in a series of stories about a young girl called Lucy.
This is such an adorable little story that readers of 6 years and above are going to get on really well with. The story focuses on Lucy and a young girl who has a huge love of animals.
Lucy’s Gran is looking after a young boisterous puppy called Boots. Boots needs a forever home and as much as Lucy would love to keep him it is not a good idea with her parents working and she is at school. During Lucy’s walks with Boots, she askes various people if they would like him, but like Lucy, they don’t have the time. Lucy makes a new friend called Alfie, and it is through Boots and all the other animals in the story, that a friendship is formed.
There are lots of animals mentioned in this story that are being looked after by Gran and another family. This is where the book is so good. The author uses the animals to show how rescue centres and sanctuaries care for the animals and how they are not pets like boots. There are mentions of how they can react, such as a shy donkey may kick, or a wounded squirrel could bite. These mentions are done in such a way that they have become part of the story.
The author obviously knows how a puppy behaves and has bundled various fun and mischievous antics that make up Boots the playful puppy. This had me smiling knowingly as I remember my dog as a puppy. Here again, the author adds various little tips for raising a puppy and successfully incorporated it into her story.
This is a fabulous book that also has a special little bit of magic in it. The cover is gorgeous with Boots the puppy taking the centre and some very nice little glittery snowflakes add a really nice touch. Throughout the book there are some wonderful illustrations by Sophy Williams, they fit wonderfully in with the story of Lucy and Boots.
This is a wonderful story that has magic, sparkle and friendship. It will be a fabulous stocking filler for any young animal lover and this older animal lover thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a book I would definitely recommend.
Here is a sample of the inside illustrations, I love this cross-hatch style and they fit wonderfully with the story.
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