Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama (Flower Girl World #3) by Lynelle Wooley, illustrated by Karen Wolcott
Age Range: 7 – 9 years | Grade Level: 2 – 4 | Series: Flower Girl World | Paperback: 80 pages | Publisher: Markelle Media, LLC (June 14, 2016)
About Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama
It’s hijinks on the high seas! Starr’s grandmother, Abuela, is getting remarried, so she’s taking her family on a Mexican cruise to meet her fiancé and his family. But is this couple a good match? Starr and fellow flower girl Ivy decide to put their love to the test.
This is a multi-cultural story that includes some Spanish language and Hispanic & Latino customs and references.
Featuring humor and fast-paced fun, the Flower Girl World children’s book series is committed to diversity in children’s books as it highlights themes of friendship, leadership, acceptance, growing up, and girl power.
Blogger Melissa Glynn of Julia’s Bookbag says,” I think girls would just FLIP over this series! I love the message, which does not center around dressing up and looking pretty. The stories focus on friendships, on finding confidence in one’s abilities, and on doing what you can to assist others.”
This young readers chapter book is the third in the Flower Girl World series. It is a celebration of flower girl fun and will appeal to any young girl, whether or not she is a flower girl in a wedding. If she is in a wedding, it makes the perfect flower girl gift!
About the Author
Lynelle Woolley is an award-winning entertainment creative executive who has held senior positions at both MGM and New Line Cinema. She has been featured in Newsday, Mom Talk Radio, Today’s mom blog, and many more print and online news outlets. She lives in Los Angeles. Karen Wolcott is an accomplished illustrator of several children’s books for Scholastic, Running Press, and Penguin, and such brands as American Girl and Barbie. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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My Thoughts on Flower Girl World #3
Starr’s grandmother is getting married! At first, Starr is excited about it, until she meets the granddaughter of her soon-to-be grandfather. Ivy doesn’t want their grandparents to get married and convinces Starr it’s a bad idea. The two girls try to show their grandparents that they’re too different to get married. Soon, the girls find out that sometimes people’s differences that make them the perfect fit.
I have three daughters, so pink, girly books are a staple in my house. Since we’ve read all the other books in this series, it’s no surprise that my kids liked this one too. My eight year old reads them to her younger sisters, who sigh with happiness at the end.
I like the conflict and the resolution in this particular book. Each book has a different conflict, and none of them are blatant repeats of previous books. I like the way the two girls originally decide to break up their grandparents, but become friends along the way. Also, both the grandparents and the girls are so different from each other, but manage to see past that to what makes the other person special. Their relationships end up stronger because of it.
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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