The Aussie Kids series of books is superb and this is another great addition. On this occasion readers find themselves heading to South Australia where Mia will be showing off all of the great things that can be seen and enjoyed in her home town of Victor Harbor.
Mia is thrilled to learn that a boy called Jim is coming to stay with her family for a few days. She plans on showing him all of the fun things that there are to do in Victor Harbor. Her only concern is that her bossy older sister, Alice, might take charge and spoil all of the fun. So she comes up with a plan…
Mia, the ‘tour guide’, provides a first class tour around her home town. Jim and I get to experience so many great things. From riding on a horse-drawn tram to building sand sculptures to spotting whales. There is so much fun to be had when you live by the beach and Mia is clearly very proud of her home town and all the wonderful opportunities that it offers. Sometimes we forget how incredible the places where we live are, Mia reminds us to always take advantage of what is right on our doorstep.
The story is all about being proud of your town and the joy and fun that is had when showing a visitor all the things you can do where you live. There are messages on friendship and kindness and also the trials and tribulations of having a rather bossy older sibling who thinks she knows best.
The story is easily accessible for emerging readers who are new to the world of chapter books. The story itself is fifty-two pages long, the font is large and nicely spaced out and there are plenty of illustrations in shades of blue throughout.
Recommended for 6+.