Everyone in Katie’s family is excited for a day at the beach. Everyone that is except Katie because she has a wobbly tooth. Her dad is desperate to pull it out but Katie is flat out refusing to let that happen. Hopefully a day of swimming in the sea, building sandcastles, playing cricket and eating mango will help Katie forget about her wobbly tooth. Once Katie gets to the beach she begins to forget and it isn’t long until she is revelling in all of the enjoyment the beach has to offer. But then the unthinkable happens. Her tooth has come out and no-one knows where it is. That can only mean one thing…time for a treasure hunt.
A bright and easy to read story that captures the fun and enjoyment that can be had at the beach. There are references to swim-safety and sun awareness included in the story. The illustrations suggest the family are Asian Australian and it is always refreshing to read a story that has a BAME family as the lead characters.
At the end of the read there are some facts about a particular subject matter but I’ll keep that particular subject a secret as I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.
A great length of book for emerging readers who are new to the world of chapter books.
Recommended for 6+.