Are your parents busy all of the time? Do they leave you for months at a time to be professional cooks? Do they make you count cinder blocks to keep you quiet?
Are your parents busy all of the time? Do they leave you for months at a time to be professional cooks? Do they make you count cinder blocks to keep you quiet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may belong at the Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents.
Written by Elise Primavera, Mrs. Rapscott’s Girls takes readers to a place where daughters of busy parents learn how to take care of themselves. This place is the Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents. There, the girls learn many important lessons, like How to Make a Birthday Cake, How to Write a Thank-You Note, and most importantly, How to Find Your Way.
Mrs. Rapscott’s Girls is an entertaining novel that will remind readers of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Mary Poppins. The story sometimes goes off in seemingly random directions, but usually circles back so that it makes sense. Sometimes the silliness makes the plot confusing, so that older readers might not enjoy it so much. However, younger readers probably won’t mind.
I would recommend this book for kids in the earlier grades, or kids who enjoy reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. It will be a very fun read for them, and they will be a great audience. It may also be better for girls, since the story is centered around five girls, so a boy might not be so keen on it.
The book’s plot seems to have some holes in it, though. They might frustrate an older reader, but littler kids won’t care.
Overall, this is a very good story for children around first grade. It is fun and silly, and people in this age group will definitely get some laughs out of it!