Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump by Carole P. Roman Review

illustrated by Mateya Arkova


Oh Susannah is a series of early reader chapter books from award-wining author Carole P. Roman, author of the Captain No Beard and If You Were Me and Live in… cultural series. Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag is book number two is this new series.

In book one, It’s in the Bag, Susannah, who is nearly 8 years old, was having a terrible day and not dealing with her problems so became overwhelmed. Book two continues from the first book with having to go to her best friend Lola’s sleepover and deals with Susannah having to overcome fear and anxiety. Susannah doesn’t want to bother anything with her fears so keeps them to herself but this has an adverse effect of not being able to enjoy herself.

As with the first book in the series it has been written in a very easy style that children will be able to relate to and help them understand fear and how to deal with it. While the first book dealt with sharing your problems and asking for help, Susannah hasn’t quite learned that talking to your parents, teacher or friends will help with everything so this book deals with anxiety and fear of the unknown rather than real tangible problem like homework.

The Oh Susannah series are excellent books that teach children about issues hey may be struggling with in the own lives, but are things that are not necessarily taught in school, and what they can do to overcome them. Written in an easy to read style it is a great introduction to chapter books and has a great message in the book.

With 10 chapters, it is a perfect length to read 1 or 2 chapters a night at bedtime. An engaging read.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £10.99 (Paperback) / £5.17 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing a honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.

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