What I loved & what I thought could be better
These are the things I loved about the book. Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is a fiction story. The author did pretty well because in real life, most books don't talk to you and give you the thing you wrote in the book. For example, if I wrote “Carrot,” I wouldn't have a carrot from a normal book. I like when she uses a little bit of figurative language even though the magic book, named “Spell,” only takes things literally. In a part of the book, Polly Diamond wrote something inside Spell, and it said, “Paint our bedroom wall aquarium blue” (“our” means her’s and her little sister Anna’s bedroom). Spell made the whole bedroom wall like an actual aquarium with painted fish that swim and act like real fish. I also like when the illustration shows the literally painted aquarium blue walls, but it doesn't show the color (aquarium blue is a color). I loved that Polly Diamond had a sibling. I can connect to that because I have a sibling; I understand how she was a little bit annoyed by Anna. Also, I liked that the book had a series (although I didn't love the second book).
These are some things that could make the book even better. One thing that I thought that could be better in the book are some sneak peeks. If the author had some sneak peeks in Polly Diamond and the Magic Book to the next book, Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair, that would be nice. Also, maybe add more books in the series? Also in the book, when Polly Diamond was invisible, I would recommend making her a bit transparent because there were only sparkles around her. I think something else that would make the book better is some color because the illustrations were only black, gray, and white. Additionally, some of the language may be confusing. For example, when Polly Diamond said she was going to write “rabbit horde” or “rabbit burrow” to describe coziness, that might have been an idiom. Also, if you don’t know a word or an idiom, you might get confused. Maybe add some cliffhangers in the book, too.