From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1—We all know children who love to imagine themselves as superheroes-and with this sprightly story about Amelia Grace (aka Adventure Girl), readers can find a heroine with whom to identify. When Adventure Girl's mom is called back to work to find a misplaced report instead of the two of them spending the day together, she takes her daughter along, instructing her to sit and wait. But Adventure Girl has other ideas and stalks the wilds of the quiet workplace determined to find the file. In a great "rescue," she spots the errant folder under a desk and saves the day. The charm of this story lies not only in depicting the fun that kids have at parents' workplaces but also in portraying Adventure Girl as cheerfully undaunted by changes in plans and parental admonitions. The bright, full-color pencil and watercolor pictures are set against ample white space and show the warm relationship between mother and daughter. This is an office adventure that children will want to experience and a heroine they'll love meeting.—Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
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For a preschooler, a trip to an adult workplace is a big adventure, and even if Annie would prefer exploring a mountain top or a dark jungle, she finds a Saturday excursion to Mommy’s office wild and exciting, from riding up and up in the elevator, making it zoom and stop, to hunting through the office stationery. The weekend office is deserted. Mommy has come to pick up a missing report in a gold-colored folder, and the big, cartoon-style pencil-and-watercolor pictures show how Annie makes a treaure hunt out of the search for the folder. Along the way, she climbs up to get handfuls of stationery and gets lost in the copy room before she stumbles on the missing gold. Even young kids may see that this is an old-fashioned office: there are no computers anywhere and there is no online version of the file. Still, they will identify with the intrepid kid who finds treasure where grown-ups are lost. Preschool. --Hazel Rochman