By Lizzy Stewart
Lincoln Children’s Books
Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart is a fun, bright children’s picture book about a young female superhero who is looking for a sidekick.
Juniper is feeling lonely, so auditions people and animals to become her sidekick.
She auditions many candidates, but there is something wrong with each of them until the very last one, who displays all the qualities she is looking for.
Juniper represents talented and clever children who just want a friend who likes the same things as them (like ice cream).
This is a story of friendship and finding the right friend for you who is going to build you up and support you, which is a great message for children.
Learning and enjoyment
Stewart’s illustrations make this book what it is. Children will enjoy the majority of the page being illustrated with simple lines of writing.
This book promotes diversity and inclusivity, as not only does Juniper audition everybody, she herself represents an ethnic minority with dark skin and black hair.
Children will enjoy reading Juniper’s stories and will be excited to go on top secret missions with her and her new sidekick.
Stewart has written a lively character who children can relate to and who can teach them the values of friendship.