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Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot - Anna Branford, Elanna Allen This is a cute short chapter book about wishing for things, making mistakes, and coming up with creative solutions. The illustrations are fun and plentiful, and I like the U.S. edition's cover more than Australia's. It's nice that Violet chooses an unselfish (but not very business-savvy) option near the end of the story.A few minor quibbles: While the idea of theories and plots is a big part of the story, and this is a good introduction to those concepts, the first chapter might be a turnoff to some younger readers. The handwriting shown is much too advanced for a 7-year-old. And finally, on page 37, there's a line where seven words are run together with no spaces. Kids will be able to figure it out, but at $14.99 for a hardcover, that kind of error should be have caught before it was printed.