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Book Review Sonny's Treasure Hunt

I was sitting in a cafe in Bath UK, and I saw this book. It is circa 2000 but I thought the idea of a treasure hunt might be an inspiration for moms, grandmas, dads, and grandpas when you hear the dreaded words, "I am bored." Ugh.


We have all been there at one time or another, and it can be painful. Sonny, our hero, wants someone in the family to play with him but everyone is too busy doing chores. Of course, Sonny is not interested in helping:

  • Mom vacuum the house OR

  • Uncle Jim weed the garden

When he gets to Grandma, she has a plan. Grandmas are so wise, don't you think?


Anyway, the wise one hands her grand duck a piece of paper that has a picture of a teapot on it. This is his first clue.


"Sonny looked in the cupboard. He looked on the table. He even looked under the table! At last, he found the teapot by the sink. Inside it was his first treasure and the next clue."


His prize is a pencil. This game takes him to the closet, his room, all over the house and garden.


He's having so much fun that his family becomes captivated by the hunt as well. Before he knows it, Mom and Uncle Jim join in.


Well, Sonny does not want the others to have the prizes, so he hunts his feathers off until all the treasures are found and the ultimate prize is in his hands...a chocolate bar and a bag of balloons.


The story is outdated, but fun. Lisa Stubbs is the author. The illustrations are very cute and colorful.


Reviewing this story takes me back to that cafe in Bath, and I have to smile. Things are so different there. The pace of life is slower, and places have the charm of a small village. The cappuccino is excellent and elegant, always served in a huge cup. Their biscuits (cookies) are mostly plain like shortbread. I feel nostalgic.


I did get the book on Amazon...a used copy. I think it is out of print.


I wanted to bring a wee bit of the UK back to you, my fans.


Don't forget about our June promotion. Buy a book from the website and get a chance to win adorable Paddington, Peppa Pig, and accompanying books.



Look at how cute these are.


Cheers for now.


Sandi



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