It’s fantastic that Coelho is the new Children’s Laureate. The lyricism of the words and poignancy of the illustrations about a young writer and her relationship with her grandad has me in tears every time.
Rocket and her family head off to the Caribbean to see her grandparents. Unfortunately, plastic waste is ruining the beach and putting sea life in danger. A great story with an environmental message – but the surfing grandmother and grandad’s fashion make it a bigger joy.
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