Author(s): Anna Branford
Introducing Violet Mackerel, a charismatic new chapter book star with a zest for life and an endearing, relatable voice akin to Ramona Quimby and Junie B. Jones. Violet is a seven-year-old with a knack for appreciating the smallest things in life: her "Theory of Finding Small Things" states that the moment of finding a tiny treasure usually coincides with the moment of having a genius idea. This creative little girl always strives to think outside the box, so when she spots a small china bird that she desperately wants, she forms an imaginative plan for getting it--and her methods are anything but ordinary! "Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot" is the first book in an irresistibly charming series starring Violet and her family that has pitch-perfect perspective and plenty of laugh-out-loud humor.
"Large type on roomy pages ushers newly minted chapter book readers into the world of charming and resourceful Violet Mackerel.... Generous artwork--sometimes cameo-size, other times anchoring a two-page spread--provides a window into Violet's daily life. Violet gives girls what Captain Awesome gives boys: a strong character, a large dose of comedy and a sense of adventure."