Lulu and the Treasure Hunt: Emma Chichester Clarke (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2013)
This is the second in the Wagtail Town series and both MG and DG love both this and Lulu and the Best Cake Ever. What’s not to like in a town full of dogs? In this story the school children go on a treasure hunt to the local park following clues to the final treasure. Lulu volunteers to look after Bonnie as she’s the smallest but gets impatient and leaves her behind! Her friends get cross and leave Lulu to find Bonnie. I feel sorry for Lulu here because the whole group could have waited before instead of leaving both Lulu and Bonnie behind but fortunately all ends well, Lulu is very sorry but Bonnie doesn’t mind and between them they find the best treasure.
The details in the dog breeds for the Wagtail Town books will delight any dog enthusiast (I prefer cats!) and the gentle message of not leaving someone behind just because they are small is good for young children. MG and DG give Wagtail Town a big thumbs up!
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Lulu and the Treasure Hunt by HarperCollins Children’s Books for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.