Miranda’s fifth daughter, Kai, desperately wants a pet. Wherever she goes she collects stray animals from bugs to snakes, however, none of these satisfy her dreams of having an animal she can really look after and call her own. Thankfully, a solution unexpectedly appears when their friend Richard reveals that his grandson —a golden rabbit who lives in the Lake District— has the gift of making children’s wishes come true. And so, armed with some spells and a lot of camping equipment Miranda, along with her daughters Kai and Viva, embark on an adventure. The only question is will they manage to find the giant waterfall where Richard’s cheeky grandson lives and return with a cuddly pet for Kai?
This is charming tale is part of a series of books about Miranda and her seven very special daughter’s.
I must admit, I am a little in love with this wonderful series of books because they capture the world from the child’s point of view.
This the third, is as exquisite as the first two in the series and captures the essence of what a children’s book should be, magical, innocent and heart warming.
I loved how in this book we got to focus on another of the daughter’s. This time it’s Kai and her wish for a pet.
My favourite part of this book was was the way it says to young reader’s that dreams can come true, if you just believe. Yet maintains a simplicity to the story, which is a hallmark of the series and that makes it accessible to young readers. Here as in the first in the series the writer celebrates the fact that adventures and travel are grand things and that books can open up the world to children.
Special mention must to the illustrator Fernando Arias whose illustrations are bold and colourful.
It’s a beautifully written story and I am certain it will inspire young readers to want to visit the setting of the book, it certainly made me want to. I smiled throughout and loved the way the writer gave it a big hearted feel.
I would recommend this book to parents to read to their young children and also to older independent readers.
This delightful book can be purchased from Amazon
About the author.
Living in Billericay, Essex with her two daughters Sibel Beadle previously worked as a senior banker for the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in Central London before becoming a full time children’s author. Previous titles in her Witchy Travel Tales series include; The Seven Sisters andSleepless in Stonehenge (Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd 2017). The third, The Golden Bunny of the Lake District is published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd March 2018.
Sibel Beadle can be followed on her Witchy Travel Tales and Twitter.