Eclair is a seven year old girl who goes geocaching with her eccentric grandmother and learns a few things about treasures and the fun pastime. Eclair is a character who has appeared in two other instalments of this series.
Eclair’s Mom is sick and away currently and she and her sister are living with her Dad and grandma. Eclair’s grandmother suggests that she go geocaching one day and Eclair mishears several parts of the instructions and the description of the activity they are about to do for the first time ever. Eclair hears cache and thinks it will be a monetary treasure that is money or gold to help her Dad buy a house. Dad has been out of work and with Mom sick it’s clearly hard but this seven year old thinks geocaching might be the answer. She mishears a couple of other things like GPS and thinks that they mean something quirky, which is a totally childlike behaviour.
Out on the trails while hunting for the geocache Eclair’s imagination runs a bit amok and she tries to subdue a man she thinks is a Muggle, even though she doesn’t really know what a Muggle is. Eclair has a spunky side but she’s sensitive too and when she realizes the geocache isn’t what she thinks it is she’s very upset. But the outing ends well when she discovers a lost dog.
Eclair Goes Geocaching is an easy read and a starter chapter children’s book that would be perfect for about the age of seven.
This is Book Three in the Éclair Series
by Michelle Weidenbenner
Illustrated by Melody DuVal
R. Publishing, LLC
Excerpt From: Michelle Weidenbenner. “Eclair Goes Geocaching.” iBooks.
“ISBN 978-0-9863362-4-9 (ebook)
ISBN 978-0-9863362-5-6 (print)