Permanent Rose is the antidote to everything that's bad in children's books and, indeed, everything that's bad in life... there are no hard edges but no sentimental slop either, in this beguiling story.
McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. Her books are also imbued with an ethos of tolerance and acceptance. This unconventional family ... has become, with our increasing knowledge of its members, a kind of model of how to make the most of life.
From the opening scene ... McKay's third story about the vibrant Casson family is entrancing.
Rose Casson is the kind of girl we should all want to be... A great sequel to Saffy's Angel and Indigo's Star.
'McKay's strength lies in her ability to craft an unputdownable story from everyday happenings, and to handle serious issues and emotions with real lightness. She evokes the whole Casson family so vividly that the reader can imagine their lives going on uniterupted even after the book has been closed. Highly recommended.'
'Realistic dialogue and irresistible characters enliven the tale.'