Synopsis: Along with her friend Blake, Ellie is desperately searching for answers about what happened to her great-grandfather years ago. But when they get caught up in the middle of an animal war in the local park, they have more pressing things to think about.

Robbie the red squirrel and his clan are clashing with the bigger, meaner grey squirrels. As Robbie bravely stands up to the Greys, Ellie and Blake do their best to stop the squirrels from fighting and bring peace to the park. About the Magic Animal Cafe series:

Join Ellie and Blake as they start new lives in a new town and a mysterious old building. They’ve only just met, but already they share a magical secret: they can talk to animals! That could prove useful with Ellie’s mum opening a cat café, but the café is under threat from a greedy property developer – unless Ellie and Blake can stop him.

Release Date: 8th September 2022

Genres: Middle Grade, Animals, Magic, Friendship, Feuds, Mystery, Humour

Pages: 123

Thank you so much to Sweet Cherry Publishing for kindly sending me a copy to read and review.

Review: Ellie finds a newspaper article about her great-grandfather, whilst at the park two squirrels take it away not letting her read what it says. When trying to get the papers back she discovers two feuding packs of squirrels the Grey vs the Red. They each have things that the other wanted. It’s up to Ellie and Blake to fix it and get the newspaper back.

This was a little odd the squirrels were really weird one came across Scottish and the other came across like Italian mafia it was so strange. The way they talked to each other and the way they threatened each other. It was odd and a bit off putting for me.

I liked learning more about Ellie’s great-grandfather and how he did what they did but in a time where he was seen as mental unwell. It was so very sad, but interesting. Ellie and Blake work really well together and by the end of the book looks like they may have a new friend.

The plot was interesting with there being three storylines all intertwined within this one book, we had the talking to the animals and solving their problems, the opening of the cafe and lastly the man trying to shut down the park and all the near by shops.


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