Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure

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Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.

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Educational Value

Some education on the care and treatment of animals, in a roundabout way.

Positive Messages

There are several positive messages that can be gleaned from the book about the care and treatment of animals and pets and the importance of apologizing as well as forgiving friends.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Several characters act as positive role models largely because they learn from the mistakes they make along the way. 

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure is the second book in the seasonal series about magical princesses, following Autumn's Secret Gift. There are some examples of cruelty to animals by certain characters. They are intentionally hurt, though there's no serious injury. 

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Adult Written bycommonsensek July 1, 2015

Winter's Flurry Adventure

There are four sisters: Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn. I like them because they have powers and they use them to control the weather. They go on adventures... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Winter and Flurry are the best of friends. They know each other so well that they can almost finish each other's sentences ... that is, if Flurry could talk. One day a lost little furball shows up at their home, and tensions between Flurry and Winter escalate quickly. When Winter sets off on an adventure to find and bring home her lost friend, she calls on her three sisters to face the dangers ahead. Will she find Flurry in time to make things right?

Is it any good?

The second in the Enchanted Sisters series, this is a stronger tale than the first installment, exploring the friendship dynamic between a girl and her polar bear. Authors Elise Allen and Halle Stanford do a wonderful job keeping the adventure interesting, with great pacing and surprises along the way.

The same gender issue that appeared in Book 1 is present in Book 2: The girls are largely sweet, well-mannered, and well taken care of, whereas the boys represent all that's not so great in the world, with poor table manners and cruelty to animals. But now there's a juxtaposition of the resources between the genders: self-cleaning, self-healing homes for the girls and standard homes for the boys that are layered in dirt, discarded food, and broken items. A great question for parents to ask is, "Do the girls behave very differently from the boys, or do their resources matter in some instances?" Overall, there's growth from the first tale and a fun story, with a good amount of sweetness -- but not too much.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way trained pets are portrayed in the media. How are animals kept from harm while performing? You may want to do some research to find out.

  • Why are princess stories so popular? How does this one compare with others you've read or seen in movies or on TV? How is it different? How is it similar? 

  • How important is it to apologize when we hurt our friends? Is it easy to say, "I'm sorry"? Can you think of ways to make it easier?

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