by Niki Daly
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Lolo is a young South African girl with relatable adventures. Her mother and grandmother, Gogo, help her navigate a best friend who embellishes, getting her first library card (and promptly losing track of her first library book), having surgery (appendicitis), and babysitting. There is a second book of her adventures, Here Comes Lolo, both published in 2020. This book is an early transitional chapter book and Lolo reminds me of Anna Hibiscus. At the beginning is a two-word glossary for words in Xhosa, one of which doesn’t appear in the book at all. More helpful words would have been Gogo or Tata, though the reader eventually figures them out from the story.