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Sunny Days and Moon Cakes (The Songbird Cafe Girls 2)

Written by Sarah Webb

Part of the The Songbird Cafe Girls Series

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Sunny Days and Moon Cakes (The Songbird Cafe Girls 2)

Girls who enjoyed Sarah Webb’s first Songbird Café Girls story will be excited to return to Little Bird Island to read about another of its inhabitants. Sunny and her little sister Min came to the island from China and live there with their new parents. Sunny is mostly very happy, and has a special friend in Mollie, but outside her home, even in the happy atmosphere of the Songbird Café, she is selectively mute. Sunny, her parents and Min all wish that Sunny could speak and her mum and dad organise a trip back to their old home to see if that will help. Their visit helps Sunny in lots of ways, and brings her closer to her little sister too, but it’s an event back home on the island that determines her to overcome the anxiety that’s stopping her speaking. Warm and well-written this is a moving and thoughtful story, another treat for pre-teen readers. ~ Andrea Reece


Sunny Days and Moon Cakes (The Songbird Cafe Girls 2) Synopsis

Sarah Webb's books are warm and fun and perfect for Cathy Cassidy readers looking for something new.

Little Bird Island has been Sunny and Min's home ever since they were adopted from China. Sunny loves to spend time at the Songbird Cafe, helping Alanna in the kitchen or finding a quiet corner to work on her drawings. Sunny's one wish is that she could speak to her friends - her anxiety means that it's impossible to speak to anyone except her sister, Min, and her parents. Sunny hopes that a trip to China might help to unlock her voice, but she is terrified that her family will discover the secret she's been hiding from them ever since her adoption. Sarah Webb's poignant story celebrates sisterhood and friendship, and reminds us that home can be anywhere, as long as we are with the people we love.

Sunny Days and Moon Cakes (The Songbird Cafe Girls 2) Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Mollie Cinnamon is not a Cupcake...

  • Lucie Harrison, age 12 - 'a 'sweet' story of a girl who is sent to stay on a deserted island for two months, and finds a friend  (and a sweet tooth!) in the Songbird Cafe.' Read full review >
  • Georgie Docwra, age 9 - 'You must read this!! it was very funny, it made me laugh out-loud!' Read full review >
  • Dulcie Johnson, age 11 - 'This is a really brilliant book that is emotional in parts and is funny too.  I really enjoyed reading this and couldn't put it down. Mollie's an interesting character who I'd like to read more about.' Read full review >
  • Cajsa Jonsson, age 9 - 'A great story about family, friendships and enemies. A book full of unpredictability, emotions and realism. I loved it!' Read full review >
  • Sidney Greenslade, age 11 - 'a heartwarming tale of finding friendship in unlikely places, and how the impossible can be achieved when friends work together.' Read full review >
  • Sophie, age 10 - 'I really loved this books - a great family story that made me laugh, cry and go all warm and fuzzy inside...if you like Cathy Cassidy then you'll love this!' Read full review >
  • Emma Stephenson, age 11 - 'I love this book because it is similar to things that happen in real life, emotional but fun. I couldn't put it down. If you like realistic stories this is a book for you. Great for girls age 8 over.' Read full review >
  • Ella Day - 'This is a fun book and is great to read if you just want to relax and sink into a good story.' Read full review >
  • Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12 - 'An exciting story about Mollie who is on the island of Little Bird. She would rather be anywhere else because there is nothing to do and she doesn't have any friends.......yet!' Read full review >
  • Molly Betts, age 9 - 'I liked the book The Songbird Café because Mollie Cinnamon learnt to stand up to bullies and love her family, including Nan, even if she is annoying (at times) in the story.' Read full review >
  • Beth Urquhart, age 8 and her mum - 'This is a great book with good portrayal of relationships without being too grown up which can be a danger with "family issues" type books.' Read full review >
  • Ida Johnson, age 8 - 'I wish I lived on Little Bird Island with Mollie and her friends! I loved reading this fun story.'  Read full review >

Sunny Days and Moon Cakes (The Songbird Cafe Girls 2) Press Reviews

Praise for The Songbird Cafe Girls:

"A heartwarming new series." The Bookseller

"The cast of island characters is so lovely everyone will want to live there." LoveReading4Kids

Praise for the Ask Amy Green series:

‘A fab and funny read’ Cathy Cassidy 

‘Fabulously funny; this is a brilliant read’ Mizz magazine 

‘A cracking book.’ RTE 

‘Hilarious, hugely diverting and full of wisdom. Highly recommended.’ The School Librarian

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ISBN: 9781406348361
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406348361
Publication date: 3rd September 2015
Author: Sarah Webb
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb has written seven bestselling novels including, ‘When the Boys Are Away’, ‘Take a Chance’, and ‘Always the Bridesmaid’. Her books have been published in many different countries including the U.S. and Indonesia. She has also written four children’s books, has contributed short stories to many collections including ‘Moments’, and has compiled and edited two charity collections of her own, ‘Travelling Light’ and ‘Mum’s the Word’. Sarah studied Arts in Trinity College, Dublin and worked in the book trade for many years ...

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