Kid’s Book Review: Blossom

Kid’s Book Review: Blossom

About the Book and Author

As the title suggests, this story by Laura Dockrill, has a botanical theme at the centre of a modern day family drama. It is illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, published by Barrington Stoke so it is a slightly shorter book than many middle grade stories even though it is recommended for readers aged 8-12 years.

Blossom has grown up surrounded by the beautiful plants and flowers from her family’s market stall. The stall was started by her grandparents, Tutu and Pops, and passed on to Blossom’s parents after their death. But now the stall is at risk, with tension rising as Blossom’s parents argue about the future.  Can Blossom save the flower stall?

Blossom cover
Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill is an author, illustrator and performance poet. She is the author of Carnegie Medal-nominated YA novel Lorali and the Darcy Burdock series for younger readers, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2014

Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker who won the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award. She has worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Phil Earle, Andy Shepherd and Anna Kemp.

Book Review

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes family drama stories

This is a book about a girl who is fanatic about plants whose name is Blossom. Her personality is a kind and caring one but, sometimes it overreacts. It was easy for me to compare myself with her!

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes family drama stories or to the herbology superstars out there.

This book is great for younger kids as they will love the characters but I think adults will also be moved by how the girl deals with the family relationships.

This book is illustrated by Sarah Ogilvie, who does the front cover awesomely. It has changed my opinion on the saying ‘don’t trust a book by its cover’!

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Reviewer Profile

Rose
  • Name: Rose
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: writing, baking and school
  • Dislikes: stag beetles and Wensleydale cheese
  • Favourite Book: The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  • Favourite Song: Waka Waka by Shakira
  • Favourite Film: The Princess Bride