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The Way to Treasure Island

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow. Matilda is tidy and Dad is messy, and Matilda is quiet and Dad is very, very loud. They're off to find treasure, but Dad keeps getting distracted. Soon, they're lost and Matilda is getting crosser and crosser…

Will they ever find the way to treasure island?

This funny, adventure-packed story teaches c
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 6th 2019 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, children
A sweet story of a girl and her Dad trying to find a treasure island and having a fun day together. Matilda and her Dad are very different. In fact, in many ways they are the opposites, so they don't always agree on how to do things. Despite this, they are best friends and have a lot of patience for each other. They complement one another: without Matilda's ability to lead and pay attention to detail, her Dad would be lost, without Dad's ability to notice exciting things, Matilda's life would b ...more
La Coccinelle
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, children, netgalley
This is actually a fairly cute story. But... I really hope there's a Mom somewhere, because Dad's a bit of a useless parent. A great friend, but I don't think I'd trust him to be the adult in most situations!

Matilda and Dad set off on a treasure hunt one day. They get into a boat, which Dad proceeds to row in the most inefficient way possible (you can see this on the cover), and go in search of the treasure. But Dad is kind of like a dog in a land of squirrels, and he can't stop getting distract
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
The Way To Treasure Island is a bright and colourful picture book about accepting differences in personalities and enjoying the company of family. It is an adventure story full of wonder and unexpected discoveries.

Matilda is neat, quiet and likes to follow instructions. Madilta’s dad is messy, noisy, often distracted and makes things up as he goes. They love to spend time together, even through they are very different. When Matilda and her dad set out on a treasure hunt, Matilda wants to follow
Hizatul Akmah
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review!

this is such a short yet really heart-warming story about a small girl named Matilda in persuit to find some treasures in the Treasure Island. she might be planning to go there all alone before her dad offered to accompany her.

the best thing about children book is — the positive vibes. it's a plus that this book is full of bright and beautiful watercolour illustrations too!!!

while rea
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a cute book about what being precise gets you. Matilda is very precise, and her dad is not. They are opposites but balance each other out.

Matilda thinks the destination is the reward, and her father thinks it is the journey.

What I especially like about the book, is that they are both shown as being right. Yes, the father's way has rewards, but so does Matilda's, and that is when they realize that together is better than alone.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an hone
May 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a story about how opposites, even though they might not always get along or like doing the same things, need each other.

I liked:
-The illustrations
-It is a nice message for kids to hear.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I was just mesmerised by this lovely colourful cover. Plus I do love treasure so of course I had to request this book and read it.

Meet Matilda and her dad. They are polar opposites. Matilda is more serious and follows maps perfectly, her dad gets distracted easily and would rather take a longer route if that means more interesting things. We see the two of them go on adventure when a map is found. During that journey both of th
Ms. Arca
Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Sweet book showing the power of balancing out our personalities, and how we work together well with those we super duper love! Love the rep of a dad and daughter duo.

Dad is a curious human full of wonderment.... who can get a bit off task...
Our MC loves to follow the rules, and keep things tidy.. but sometimes misses out on the messy fun parts of life!

This one was good, but it was prettyy simplistic and the character's didn't get much depth beyond the two ways they had been defined. As a r
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A pleasantly interesting story of polar opposites. Matilda is very much a by-the-book kind, so, for instance, when she finds a treasure map she wants to go straight to the X that marks the proverbial spot. Her dad is much more lackadaisical, so when he takes her on a trip to a treasure island he will find wonders by admiring the nature en route, and will seemingly enjoy the journey just as much as the arrival. Of course both manage to get what they wanted, in some way, shape or fashion, but the ...more
Marie-Helene Fasquel
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This children's book is the lovely story of a quest. Matilda and her dad, who don't always see eye to eye, but always have fun together, leave on an adventure that is both entertaining and educational (since it redefines the word "treasure").
Magnificent illustrations for a very poetic fable.
Hannah-lynette Hunter
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is quite possibly my favourite short read of 2019. It’s beautifully illustrated with a gorgeous message of how we can find fun and balance with people we don’t completely agree with.
It’s stunning and fun; something that’s going right onto my pre-order list, right now.
Amanda Williams
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure every little girl can relate to this book. It's fun, exciting and relatable. It has very nice illustrations and would be a great bedtime read.
Afoma Umesi
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley
This book made me so happy. Matilda is a serious young girl with a dad who’s so obviously a child at heart. The story’s simultaneous plausibility and the near-fantastical search for treasure create a delightful combination. The Way to Treasure Island is a charming picture book which shows that there can be different paths to a destination. This picture book teems with colorful, modern illustrations supporting a realistic story. I would highly rec
Raymond Library
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute Dad & Daughter book. It also has a nice message about how opposites can work together to find treasure.
Megan Webb
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Jun 09, 2019
Fern Tolley
The Way to Treasure Island makes for a wonderful message about accepting others differences whilst appreciating the nature and wildlife around us! With bright and beautiful watercolour illustrations and something to discover on every page, this picture book is sure to delight both the young and old.
joyce w. laudon
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Way to Treasure Island is a treasure of a book: it is visually appealing and tells a sweet story about a father and daughter. The reader learns early on that parent and child are different from one another but always have fun together. In a role reversal, it is Matilda who is neat, organized and follows the rules while her dad is messy, distractable and more willing to veer from what is expected. The two share an adventure that is full of whimsy. Go with them to find the treasure; you will e ...more
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LIZZY STEWART has been a freelance illustrator since graduation from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. In 2013 she completed an MA in Communication Design at Central St Martins. She was selected as one of It's Nice That's Graduates 2009 and was nominated for a British Comic Book Award in 2013. Her inspirations include folk culture, flora and fauna and life in far-flung cities and a compulsive need ...more