Primary Genre(s): Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Published: 26 April 2020 by Circle Time Books
Page count: 17
My Format: eBook
Cover: Appealing, colorful
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: Buy Escape to Fairy Kingdom
My rating: ★★★★☆
Frustrated and tired of sharing with her little sister June, May escapes to a faraway Fairy Kingdom from her very own room. The fairies offer her everything she could possibly ask for – sweet treats galore, unicorns, rainbows, adventure and more. But is all of that dreamy stuff really enough?
This is not a book about fairy kingdoms… at least not at its core. It is a book about sisters. Here are my pros and cons for Escape to Fairy Kingdom:
- Fantastic illustrations done by the author. They are bold, colorful, exciting, fun, and entertaining and kids will love them.
- Every older sister will relate to May’s feeling about her little sister June. May always has to share with June, June messes with and even damages May’s things, and June generally has to copy everything May does. While May loves her sister, she also gets very angry with her, so May wishes she could be all alone… and her wish is granted.
- I loved the lesson in this book! After May gets her wish to go to a fairy kingdom and be far away from her sister June, she eventually realizes that she misses her sister very much and she wants to be with her again. No number of treats, unicorns, parties, fairies, jewels and more in the Fairy Kingdom can replace her family, and in the immortal words of Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), May learns that “there’s no place like home”… even with a younger sister!
- The story is written in verse; however, I didn’t feel like it flowed very well. There were many times throughout the story when I felt like the cadence was off. It was jarring at times and made it somewhat awkward to read in my opinion.
I believe parents with young children would appreciate this book. It might even help older children understand and appreciate their younger siblings a little bit more. I also think the story is a great way to initiate a conversation about jealousy and other frustrations siblings experience.
This book is targeted to children ages 4 through 9.
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