Yet another beautiful and charming book by Peter Bunzl!
This adventure was full of so many surprises, just like the first book, and was just as exciting! I love the world these books are set in and I always find myself wanting to know more and more about how this world works. The story picked up not long after where the previous book finished and included all of the fabulous goodies from the first tale – but we also got introduced to more! As well as some new devilish baddies as well.
Yet again Lily, Malkin and Robert find themselves in some sticky situations that they can only get out of by using their sharp wits, and I found myself rooting for them the whole time! The end of the book put a huge smile on my face, but I smiled continuously throughout the read. These books are meant for children, and I so wish I could have read them as a child because everything would have been even more thrilling; I cannot wait for the next adventure.
The Grown-Up Bit:
There were a few lines in this book that really hit my heart; “They think I’m not as clever or capable as them because of who I am. But, the truth is, I’m more so, I only wish I didn’t constantly have to prove it.” and “When you’re different, people don’t believe you’re as good as they are.” These quotes feel really relevant and important to me considering what’s been happening over the last couple of days, but the second is important and doubly special to me because it is something so deeply true about our current society and I respect Peter for using Lily’s difference to make sure children know that it’s okay to be different. Lily’s strength and courage show that just because your body doesn’t function ‘normally’ or just because you’re different from everyone else, it doesn’t make you any less special. Thank you for this Peter, from the bottom of my heart.
You can find my review for the first book in the series, Cogheart, here!