Dear Donald Trump by Sophie Siers and Anne Villeneuve
Dear Donald Trump, I’m writing you a letter from my bedroom in New Zealand. Sadly, the room does not belong only to me. I have to share it with my big brother who exactly fits your description of an undesirable person.
I watched you on the TV news tonight and you said you were building a wall. It made me think that perhaps I need one too.
In the hands of another writer, this scenario could have been clunky and overstated, however Sophie Siers has created a delightful story of a young boy coming to grips with the concept of sharing, communicating and dealing with ‘undesirables’.
This book works – I loved the style of the retro illustrations which add to the story brilliantly, the message is a subtle, and the characters are charming. Donald Trump might be a bit disappointed to find that he doesn’t take centre stage, but the author has make great use of his policy so no doubt he could take some solace from that!
If your children are obsessed with the Zac Power books you need to read this! There are two new series that have just started that are perfect for those children (particularly boys) who love Zac Power and we’ve just got the first few books in the series.
Battle Boy is a new series of books, written by Charlie Carter, about BB005 (whose real name is Napoleon) who gets sent back in time to spy on some of the greatest battles in history. Equipped with some cool gadgets and top-secret information, Napoleon must go back in time and set the record straight. If your children like spy stories, history stories or adventure stories these books are for them.
Space Scout is another new series that’s written by the author behind Zac Power, H. Badger (or H.I. Larry as we know her). The books are about Kip Kirby and his co-pilot, Finbar, who are scouting the universe for a new Earth that they can call home. Like the Zac Power books, there are lots of cool diagrams and gadgets throughout the book. Kip and Finbar journey to weird planets and meet all sorts of weird alien creatures. There’s also a really cool Space Scout website to check out so you can find out some more information about the books and play games.
You can borrow the first few books in both series from your local library now. I’m sure your children will love you for it!