Lottie Luna is a werewolf, but born when there was a full moon and a lunar eclipse she has special powers. Her greatest wish is to be ordinary, especially when she moves to a new town with her family and must start a new school.
She does her best to hide her special powers from her new friends, even going so far as to tuck away her special moonstone necklace that glows according to her moods. But when a werewolf cub is in trouble Lottie chooses to use her powers to save him and inadvertently steps into the spotlight when she becomes a hero.
The story of how Lottie tries to save the school’s bloom garden captivated both of my children, who are now adamant that having a pet bat is the most awesome thing ever. They loved pouring over the details in the beautiful black and white illustrations in the book, and the themes of friendship and never giving up which were highlighted were valuable lessons too. I know we will enjoy Lottie’s new adventures in the upcoming books Twilight Party and Fang Fairy.
Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden, written by Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed, is recommended for children aged five to eight years of age and with short chapters, large font and wonderful illustrations it would make a great choice for early readers.
It’s available from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R165. There are also some fun resources available online from Harper Collins Children’s Books to help keep your kiddies busy like the ones Amy did below.
Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for introducing us to Lottie Luna.