The Wishing Star by Emma Beswetherick was published by Rock The Boat and sold at £5.99

What is the book about?

This week I got the chance to read the first book in another new children’s series which are types of stories I’m always excited about. This is due to the fact that for younger kids, it’s especially fun, as it was for me, to have something to look forward to and after reading the first book in a series be filled with anticipation for the next. The story begins when Katy hosts a play date for her friends Cassie and Zia where they build a space ship to make their wishes on a wishing star, but find themselves looking to save the world.

Who is it aimed at?

The content, style that makes it easier to read and shorter length of The Wishing Star makes it a perfect recommendation for those around five to eight.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite thing about this was the pure imagination within this book. A lot of the time in children’s fiction it can be hard to find something for younger relatives that really stands out and offers something fun. The story is quirky in a sweet and irresistible way that opens the mind.

What was your least favourite part?

Personally reading it I took less interest as the vocabulary was simpler to me and therefore a little young but in looking for a children’s book this is one that I find impossible to fault.

Which character would you most like to meet?

When choosing a character that stood out most to me, it would simply have to be Thunder, Katy’s cat that was with them all the way on their exciting adventure and added further to the sense of humour of the story.

Why should someone buy this book?

The Wishing Star to me is so different to a lot of the stereotypical fiction that young girls are faced with. It’s an empowering, magical read that I would recommend to so many children.