Author – Ailsa Wild
Age – 7+
A new story in this fun series, Zero Gravity has Squishy and her ‘bonus sisters’ (Squishy is part of a blended family) wondering what all the sparks are on the apartment building roof opposite theirs. There’s a rocket shaped thing and a red-headed woman who never seems to leave the building. Is she really building a rocket? Is she an astronaut or maybe even an alien!
Squishy and her stepsisters can’t control their curiosity and go to investigate. What they find is not only a wonderful surprise, something happens that strengthens Squishy’s bond with her ‘Bonus Mum’.
I really enjoyed this story of blended families and how children adapt to them. The girl’s curiosity amped up the intrigue about the ‘Spacewoman’ on the other roof and there was even something to learn about the moon.
(Blended family, Space, Sisters, Stepmother, Series)