Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans: A Little Babbler review by Lucy, age 7, from High Wycombe

I really enjoyed this book because it is full of mystery.   Stuart and his friend April want to find Stuart’s Great Uncle, Tony Horton. Stuart’s Great Uncle was a really good magician who never believed in magic until he became a real expert at being one.   One day he disappeared because his wife Lilly ran away when a fire broke out at his workshop. When Stuart went into this old phone box for the first time he found lots of litter on the floor and it smelt horrible.  He put an old threepence in the phone box and instantly received a phone call from the library. This was a really interesting part of the book. If you want to find out what the library says or whether or not Stuart finds his Great Uncle you will have to read this book. Let’s just say that there are lots of clues to follow while Stuart goes on his amazing adventure.   I found with this book that once you start reading it you don’t want to put it down!

In this book there are some quite tricky words and is more aimed at eight or nine year olds to read by themselves so I found it a little hard. However, it would be a lovely story for a seven year old to share with their parents reading it to them.

I rate this book 5/5 so I hope you enjoy it.


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