Juliet nearly a Vet - Beach Buddies by Rebecca Johnson
Published by the Penguin Books Australia
Beach Buddies is book 5 in Rebecca Johnson’s lovely, Juliet Nearly a Vet series.
Juliet’s family, their pet dog Curly and Juliet’s best friend Chelsea are going on a camping holiday to the beach. In addition to everything being packed into the car, Juliet is bringing along her very own vet-kit in case of any emergencies.
On their camping trip the girls discover and learn about many animals including coral, possums, owls and sea cucumbers.
But Juliet really wants to see a dolphin or a whale. If she did see one, would she and her vet-kit be prepared to help if an emergency arose?
The vocabulary throughout is simple yet informative. I absolutely adore Kyla May’s occasional illustration of Juliet and Chelsea, and the snap shots of the Vet Diary. With the delightful characters of Max, Curly and Dad, our readers will not be able to suppress little chuckles throughout.
Juliet’s character is fun and enthusiastic. Any little girl I know would love to be best friends with her! Suitable for 7-10 years, Beach Buddies is a fantastic for our little readers stepping up into chapter books. So many young girls, including my Miss 10, are animal mad and will be delighted with all the animal facts shared by Juliet’s mother. And to top it all off, there is a quick Quiz at the end for our budding young vets out there.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Illustration: Kyla May
Title: Juliet nearly a Vet – Beach Buddies
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: May 2014