Genre: Children's 4-8
Published: October 4, 2022
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review.
This is a story about a young girl who has to move to a new house. Now I must confess I'm a little confused about how far from the old house she's moving because in the story, it seems like it's close enough to continue seeing her current friends, but it does land her in a new school. That's a somewhat foreign concept for me because when I moved as a teenager, I couldn't still see my old friends regularly. And yet if we moved three miles away from where we live now, my kids would be in an entirely different school district. In any case, she isn't going to have friends in her new school and that makes her sad. One girl at the new school shows her around and tries to be her friend from the get go, but Charlotte is still sad until another new girl joins the class. Then she makes sure to make her feel welcome so she won't feel the same way Charlotte did.
The illustrations were bold and Charlotte had beautiful, vibrant red hair. That's what really stood out to me overall from my short time reading the book about the illustrations at least. It was really well done I thought. This book would definitely be worth a read for anyone with smaller children that are facing a move to maybe help ease their fears some. Overall I give it 4.1 out of 5 stars. - Katie