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School Library Journal Review
Gr 4-6-- Australian Penny, age 12, writes an account of a cut-rate bus tour of the United Kingdom. Between coping with the awful hotels and the misprinted tour schedules, she feuds with a snobbish rich girl and attempts to act as matchmaker for two single people in the tour group. The book attempts to mimic the appearance of an actual travel diary with a mix of letters, diary entries, and scrapbook-style photo collages. Penny's comments on the other tour participants are somewhat amusing, but the many Australian idioms and slapdash story line make this a marginal purchase at best. --Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Horn Book Review
In her fourth book, Penny Pollard tours Great Britain. The reader comes to know mischievous, adventurous, likable Penny through postcards, letters, notes, her diary, and photographs taken along the way. All are cleverly formatted to resemble a childlike scrapbook, accessible to the American reader. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.