Monday, March 21, 2016

Glimmer Girls London Art Chase by Natalie Grant

"Glimmer Girls: London Art Chase" by Natalie Grant is the first book in the Glimmer Girls book series. This series is aimed at girls between the ages of 8-12 or grade levels 3rd-7th.

In the Glimmer Girls London adventure, twin 10 year old sisters: Maddie and Mia and their little sister, Lulu are on vacation with their parents for one of their mom's famous concerts. One day, while touring the National Gallery, Maddie believes she sees a thief steal a painting. She leads her sisters and nanny, Miss Julia on a wild goose chase to the thief's hideout to try to solve the mystery.

There are so many positive elements in this book, I have no problem letting my daughters read it! One fun element of the book is the mention of many actual landmarks in London. Miss Julia, their nanny often shares small tidbits about the places they visit, so I think that's kind of fun to learn about while reading.

I only have one negative comment about this book, and that's about Maddie sneaking out of the hotel without her parent's knowledge. In this book, it doesn't really explain that she even got punished for lying or sneaking out, but it does mention it in the next book. Still, I think it's an excellent conversation starter for parents to have with their children. I read my daughter's books before I let them read them, so I know what kind of material they are going to come across. When they are finished, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to discuss what she liked or didn't like about the book, and anything they might have questions about.

I give this book 5 stars. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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