Reviewed by Sarah P. (age 7)
I think that it's a nice book because I like the past and I also like the winter and old war times. My favorite part is at the end because Molly got presents from her dad and she really wanted presents from him. The story took place in the winter of 1944. I like Jill and Molly because they both changed a lot. Molly reminds me of my friend Alexandra because she's like a pattern of angry, happy, angry, and then happy again. Jill and Molly changed in the story because Jill was mean at the beginning and nice at the end. On the other side, Molly was impatient at the beginning and patient at the end. I think that the illustrations are great! The pictures are really colorful and pretty, they look like real people to me. This book is like other books by Valerie Tripp because it is part of the American Girls Collection. This book is part of a series it's similar to all the surprise stories that happened to the other American Girls. I felt sad at the beginning because Molly didn't get any presents from her dad. This story reminds me of my life because my dad was deployed and I was sad because I wanted presents, then I got presents so I was happy!
I recommend this book to kids who have at least one parent in the military because the girl's dad is in the Army. In peek into the past it tells about World War II, which happened in 1944. If you like historical fiction and you like to peek into the past you will enjoy this chapter book.