Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat, Anna Branford & Sarah Davis (Walker)
Violet keeps a pet ladybird which she names “Small Gloria” (CUTE) but unfortunately the Small Gloria dies. The life cycle of the ladybird eventually inspires Violet's big sister’s school science project.
The story is funny in an off-beat sort of way, Violets musings on everyday life are quirky and sweet - in fact the whole Mackerel family are quite charming and the drawings really make the story extra lovely. There is a ladybird funeral in it too, which strange but not too gloomy.
Highly Recommended for those not so girly girls who are creative and thoughtful!