'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.'
'If you haven't read these books, what on earth are you waiting for? You won't find a more endearing, eccentric, maddening and marvellously warm family in any other book, by anyone, ever.'
A triumph of humour, emotion and realism.
'... hugely entertaining story effortlessly recreates a tightly knit world, imbued with a strong sense of belonging - a slice of childhood so multi-layered, touching and real that there's something for every child reader to identify with and savour. Here's a book that truly proves the joys to be had from reading.'
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply.
'... we are so fond of this fresh, funny, foolish, wise, real family.'
'A crazily fantastic story with loads of mad and hilarious moments.'
'... touching and hiarious. Beautifully crafted descriptive language makes this offering a real gem.'
'It does what we hope JK Rowling would do: it makes everything you wish for come true, including the unlikeliest of outcomes.'
'Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment, has come up with another winner.'
'just the sort of crazy family you ache to be a part of.'
REVIEWS FOR THE CASSON FAMILY: 'Witty, warm and humourous ... family reading par excellence.'
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy.
Hard to think of a writer for 10-13s who writes so freshly and wisely about family and friends
Caddy's world is saturated with colour, style and romance, with even the most mundane detail given a witty lick of polish.
Unsentimental with soft-centred charm.
'Warm, witty and wise, with unfeasibly broad appeal and proven anti-depressive properties, i would give this book to 9-year olds, teenagers and their parents.'
Caddy's World excels in portraying not only the thoughts and feelings of four 12-year-old girls, but also those of the Casson parents.
'... as wild and endearing as ever ... Another charmer for Casson fans.'
Hilary McKay, the best writer of child dialogue around at the moment... Glorious novel from a true master of her craft.