Amanda is the unofficial leader of the Dolphin Squad. With her two best friends Lucia and Mai, the Dolphin Squad likes to hang in squad headquarters, where they paint, plan and support each other as only best friends can.
But sometimes supporting friends is more challenging than you expect it to be.
This is a great new series for junior readers, grounded in the real and relatable world of a group of best friends. The books are fun and breezy to read, exploring the things kids experience the most: friendship challenges, school dramas and activities kids love. They provide comfort and insight into real kid problems, but the tone is light and fun, and author Coral Vass has added some very special elements to make the book super fresh and current (like text messages and special notes).
There’s also a fabulous amount of illustrations throughout these books by illustrator Heidi Cooper Smith. They are detailed and gorgeous, and they draw the reader into Amanda’s world.
If your kids love contemporary junior fiction filled with relatable characters, the Amanda Commander series is the perfect next read for them.
Title: Amanda Commander: The Purple Invitation
Author: Coral Vass
Illustrator: Heidi Cooper Smith
Publisher: Wombat Books, $12.99
Publication Date: 22 March 2022
For ages: 6 – 9
Type: Junior Fiction
July 24, 2022 at 12:43AM Shaye Wardrop