Lolly has always wanted to go stay with her Auntie Zep all by herself, but when she finally gets to go visit Auntie Zep, she soon starts getting lonesome for her family. Fortunately, Auntie Zep has just the thing to banish Lolly’s blues–the Secret Remedy Book! Locked away in a trunk in the attic, The Secret Remedy Book is faded and worn, and carries a warning. In order for the remedies to work, all seven tasks must be done in one day, before the first owl hoots to welcome the night. The remedies are simple and sweet, from taking a walk as far as you can, and looking for something you’ve never seen before, to writing a cheerful letter to a friend, and making sure to include something unexpected in the envelope. By the time that the first owl hoots, Lolly has had a full day, and the remedies have chased her blues away. The remedies are listed at the end of the book, in case you have some blues of your own to chase away.
Reviewed by Grace