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Fairy Mom and Me, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fluffy fun for fairy fans encourages teamwork, patience.

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Sophie Kinsella makes her chapter book debut with slight but amusing stories of a cheerful young fairy-to-be and her hapless magical mother, whose misadventures in the human world cause comic mayhem. Fairy Mom and Me loosely strings together giggle-worthy scenes with just enough plot to support gentle messages about working together and being patient.

Ella is sweet and likable, and her mother has a strong moral code -- along with an impatient streak that sometimes gets her in trouble. Other characters are barely sketched out and are used to prop up the story -- particularly Zoe, introduced as Ella's "worst enemy," and Emma's dad, who reinforces the idea that Ella's mom isn't good at magic. Illustrations by Marta Kissi (Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook) help bring some of the magic to life.

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