Book Title: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business (available here)
Author/Illustrator: Sophy Henn
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: October 2019
Most Suitable For: Lower KS2
Reviewed By: Natasha Kendrick, Class Teacher
Jeanie is seven years old and totally adores her Nana and her fluffy, pink cat, Liberace. The thing is, Nana is fun-loving and causes much mischief, earning her the nickname Bad Nana!
In this book, the third in the Bad Nana series, we see Jeanie and her friends being coached by Bad Nana to dance at the Winter Wonderland Variety Show. However, things don’t quite go to plan and Jeanie and friends are forced to interject when the Show’s future is jeopardized by a blizzard, not to mention the antics of Bad Nana and her old showbiz pal Bobby Truelove. Will the show go ahead?
This is a story of friendship, resilience and the importance of teamwork. I would recommend this series for lower key stage 2 children due to the themes, colourful pages and being able to relate to the witty main character. The text layout is attractive to the young reader and the brightly-colored, eye-catching illustrations are highly appealing. Each chapter of the story reads like young Jeanie’s diary, which gives the book a personable quality.
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Many thanks to the publisher for sending us a review copy of this book and to Review Panel member Natasha for reviewing it.
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