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The Trouble with Tink

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tinker Bell tale OK for kids, boring for adults.

Book Kiki Thorpe Fantasy 2006
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To adults, this book about Tinker Bell and her lost hammer is insipid pap -- a bland, dull story about a silly, contrived problem with an obvious solution. It's made worse by the typically Disneyfied depictions of Tinker Bell as Barbie with wings -- pouty lips, pencil-thin eyebrows, wasp waist, giant doe eyes, and a backless, strapless outfit that must be held up by fairy dust.

Kids will enjoy it, especially those with fairy obsessions, and it's only harmful with its gender stereotyping. It even has some good (if heavy-handed) messages about friendship and communication. It's not badly written as these things go. Let your kids have it -- just hope they don't want you to read it to them.

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