My daughter Millisent is in awe after picking up a copy of Jacqueline Wilson’s Rent A Bridesmaid in hardback as she was a bridesmaid at both her grandmother and aunts wedding and had so much fun wearing her special dress twice so she’s always asking me “Mummy when will you get married so I can be your bridesmaid too?” Hmm…
This story features around a lovely nine-year old girl named Tilly who dreams of being a beautiful bridesmaid for her mum and dad which she knows will never happen so she decides to take her love for such a magical day to the extreme and puts her bridesmaid services up for hire in such a heart-warming, fun and adorable way, capturing the imagination of young readers in a way that only Jacqueline Wilson knows how.
Millie has had her nose buried in the book for two days now and has only surfaced for meal-times and milk and cookies before bed. She says “Tilly dreams of such a beautiful dress and it’s really lovely for weddings, I can see why she wants to wear it so much! Her best friend gets asked to be a bridesmaid and so was my best friend too, I love how close they are because it’s just like us. This book makes me laugh so much, I laugh when I’m reading at bedtime and sometimes my brother hears me. I hope we can go to a wedding again this year because I’d like to be a bridesmaid again.”
At the end of this hardback book are Wonderful Wedding Facts, Make Your Own Wedding Favours, Design Your Own Bridesmaid’s Dress, Spot The Difference, Miss Hope’s Quiz, a Word Search and Jacqueline’s Fantastic website; perfect for busying little minds and taking the magic of this tale far beyond the pages.