With her best friend gone and targetted by the school bullies, Caroline isn't enjoying school. As her holiday ends and a new term looms, she discovers a toy monkey in an airport toy vending machine. With eyes as black as treacle, it stares out, imploring to be rescued. Named Carlotta, Caroline brings her to England and soon the mysterious monkey triggers a chain of events that change everything. More
From spam fritters to the humiliation of the weekly games lessons, school hasn't been much fun for Caroline since her best friend left and she became a target of school bullies, The Clones.
With her Spanish holiday at an end and the daunting and dreary prospect of a new term looming over her, a curious discovery in the airport stops her in her tracks.
Trapped inside a toy vending machine and staring out with eyes as black as treacle is a toy monkey imploring to be rescued. Instinctively drawn to the curious toy, Caroline names her Carlotta and brings her back to England.
It it isn't long before the monkey makes an unexpected impact and when Caroline brings her into school, her mysterious new friend triggers a chain of events that change everything.
Carlotta is the debut book of journalist and copywriter, Caroline Bullock.