What a Snail Knows
Illustrator: Mandy Foot
ISBN: 9780702265464
Published: April 2022
Lucy and Dad move a lot, so it's hard to make friends. Luckily, she has Snail, the perfect pet for a lonely girl. If only she had her own shell to hide in when she started at a new school. But this place is different. She likes her teacher, Miss Darling. She likes her classmates, especially Tahnee. She even likes Mei-hui's van park, where she lives with Dad and Snail. This place feels like home.…

This is a story about Lucy and her home life challenges and how she overcomes them. In the book, Lucy’s mum has died. She is told that it’s just her and her dad and they don’t need anybody else. Her grandparents want her to live with them but dad gets scared they might take Lucy away so they move to a caravan park. Due to this, Lucy has trouble making friends at her new school. This book is written in a novel way including poems, lists and dialogue. This book is a very touching book that I would strongly recommend.

Review by Hrithika (6MS) Brentwood Park Primary School