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Katherine Wisteria Warble (otherwise known as Kiddo) knows her family depends on her for information. Kiddo devours the Town Crier newspaper for its news, contests, community events, Caring Carol's advice column and the annoying opinions of the Junior Journalist. When she grows up, she is going to be the publisher, but first she needs to wrest the title of Junior ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published September 15th 2018 by Tradewind Books
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As much as I wanted to love this, I struggled with the beginning of it. I ended up infatuated, but am not sure that readers will put the effort into getting to that point. It reminded me of Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. There is plenty of humour in this tale of a young girl, Katherine Wisteria Warble (Kiddo), who wants, more than anything, to be next years Junior Reporter for the local newspaper. In order to qualify she has to acquire a certain number of points over the summer holiday. The ...more
I read this book with my ten-year-old and she got a big kick out of it - so did I. The main character, Kiddo, is believable and funny. Her family is quirky and loving. Many chapters involve small-town adventures that provided excitement and suspense for my daughter as well as a lot of laughter. Other parts are more "quiet" depicting the daily life of the family members and their eccentricities. The pacing is great. The comic timing and the tone are just right for Kiddo's point of view. One of ...more
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