Amanda Commander: The Purple Invitation

Series: Amanda Commander
Publication Date: 22 Mar. 2022
Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN 9781761110771

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    When every girl in Year Three gets an invitation to Eves birthday party except Amanda, Amanda makes a plan, with the help of the Dolphin Squad, to win herself an invitation before the week is through. Its OPERATION INVITATION! Amanda tries everything to make Eve like her and get an invitation to the party, until she finally learns its more important to be kind, not for what you can get but because of who you are.


    Book Type: Early Readers
    Age Group: 7 years +
    Traffic Lights: Green
    Class Novel: No
    Good Reads Rating: 4/5
    Literary Rating: 4/5


    All the girls in Year 3 have received a shiny purple invitation to Eve’s birthday party - all except Amanda! Amanda and her friends in the Dolphin Squad, Lu and Mai, come up with a plan to make sure Amanda gets an invitation; they decide they need to be extra, super duper nice to Eve, then she’ll definitely give Amanda an invitation!

    The next week at school, Amanda listens to Eve’s boring stories, lets her choose topics for projects, lends Eve her hat at lunchtime, and even shares her absolute favourite treat, carrot cake! But nothing works, and come the day of the party Amanda STILL doesn’t have an invitation! 

    Amanda is very upset, but she tells Lu and Mai to go to the party anyway. Amanda stays home, feeling very sorry for herself, but soon realises something important: she was only being nice to Eve because she wanted something, when really is important to be kind to people all the time, just because! Amanda realises she is being silly, and decides to be nice to Eve and happy that her friends still got to have a good time.

    The next week, Amanda discovers that she WAS invited - her invitation just got lost! Amanda and Eve apologise, and the Dolphin Squad invite Eve to go boating with them. The four friends go and have a wonderful time, despite their invitation misunderstandings. 

    The Purple Invitation tells a story about friendship, the importance of kindness and understanding, and not making assumptions.

    This simple yet relevant Early Reader has fun, playful illustrations, and has a wonderful message of kindness and friendship for young readers.


    friendship, kindness, inclusivity, birthday parties, year 3, school

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