A girl who is feeling unloved by her distant single parent father is abducted while walking home from school.I enjoyed the illustrations throughout this edition, which portrayed various scenarios based on the books content, but with the addition of thought bubbles, showing what the characters were actually thinking at the time.
The actual story involves practical army tricks to use if children ever find themselves abducted. A major theme of the book, apart from kidnapping,is trouble at home, and being raised by a single parent. Consequently, this book has the potential to be of enormous benefit to children who may feel themselves not being loved in a difficult home situation. They may identify with a feel consoled by the travails of the main character in this book.
I would use this book in upper key stage 2, for the two main themes - child safety when in the streets and emotional issues with single parents.