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Life According to Dani by Rose Lagercrantz illus. Eva Erikson

July 4, 2016

according daniLife According to Dani by Rose Lagercrantz illus. Eva Erikson. Pub Gecko Press, 2016.

Never get caught skinny dipping in the sea by a boy. That’s what happens to Dani and her best friend Ella while on holiday. Don’t look they cry but boys always do.

The fourth story from this writer and illustrating team for newly confident readers aged 5-8 years and even older. Others by these two are reviewed elsewhere on my blog.

Dani does have serious things going on in her life and she does have an excellent friend in Ella and some great adult role models looking after them. In this instance Dani’s father is in hospital after a car accident and Dani misses him When Sven shows up and tells Dani that her dad has a girlfriend Dani gets the glums.

A surprise visit brings all the emotion out. Superb without being over sentimental. Simple text, short chapters, large font with a problem delicately handled.

Eva Erikson’s illustrations characterise everything beautifully. You have to get this. Good read-a-loud too.

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