Danielle Dallas


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Family Move, New House, Imagination, New Friend, Treehouses

Document Type

Book Review


Cornelia did not want to move into a strange new house. Unable to listen to Cornelia’s complaining while they unpack, her parents suggest that she go outside. Grudgingly, Cornelia leads her small dog on a walk in the surrounding forest, where she finds a ladder that seems to stretch hundreds of feet into the treetops. Here she meets a boy, Fredrik, who is an inventor of a complex network of treehouses and, most ingenious of all, a jungle machine that transforms the ordinary forest into a larger-than-life jungle playground. Together they have an afternoon of adventures, and Cornelia’s new neighborhood no longer looks so bleak.