Title: A Wild Adventure (Ella and Olivia #21)
Author: Yvette Poshoglian, illustrated by Danielle MacDonald
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Synopsis: Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?
Sisters Ella and Olivia – aged seven and five and a half – are excited about their trip to the Wildlife Park with their family – Mum, Dad and baby brother, Max. They’re excited to go and see many native animals in the park and have a great adventure whilst they are there. They can’t wait to be able to cuddle a koala! But when they get there, the line is too long, so they go off on their bikes – and have their very own wild adventure.
I read this in my capacity as a quiz writer, and found it to be a charming story, good for kids who are starting to grow confidence to read on their own. It is a very short read but filled with fun and action for the younger audiences it is aimed at.
The accompanying illustrations are adorable and complement the text wonderfully – this is book 21 in a series, and encourages readers to learn new things, and gain confidence in their reading – which is what good children’s and young adult literature should do for all stages and all reading levels.
Best suited to ages 5-7, but can be read by anyone interested and kids who made need simpler books to help boost their reading abilities.