by Melody Lockhart
This title will, I think, engage early chapter book readers. There is an appealing protagonist in Rosie and readers will also enjoy meeting her new friend Kat.
Rosie’s family has moved to the middle of a forest. At first Rosie misses Opal City, her room, her friends, the park and more. She has made a list of negatives and positives about the move. The minuses are many more than the pluses as the story begins. Children will enjoy watching as this changes over the course of the book, starting when Rosie thinks that she sees a magic carpet in Starfall Forest. She goes on to explore and discovers many unusual things. There is a moving tree stump that is looking for a unicorn and more. All make for a fun story.
Children who like a bit of magic sprinkled in with their reading are sure to enjoy this whimsical story. It is part of a new series for young readers.
I love that this book opened with a map. It draws readers right in.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.