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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
A Sweet Solution by Michelle Claus is a delightful story for children, especially girls. Teresa has invited Julie for her dress-up birthday party and Julie is very excited. She wants to buy a new dress but Julie's mother refuses to get her a new dress for the party. Julie goes to her grandmother's shop, Starlight Candy Castle, and tells her about the upcoming dress-up birthday party. The two of them team up together and come up with a colorful dress for the party. The underlying message in the story that many problems in life can be solved creatively is indeed very refreshing.
Children, especially girls, will love the book. The illustrations are bright and colorful and give the characters and scenes life and movement. Julie's idea of doing up her dress is very inspiring and creative. The story is a good bedtime story book and is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The story encourages readers to think, imagine, and be creative. How Julie handles the problem in her life in a positive manner is very inspirational and Julie's dress wins a lot of appreciation from the other girls at the party.
Books that inspire and convey a positive message are good for children when they first get into reading as it is helpful in making them understand a concept easily. This book does just that and will captivate and enchant readers with the story and its colors.