Calling all sparkle lovers- especially those of you with kids who have ever doubted themselves when faced with what seems like an extraordinarily daunting task. I have your new favorite book right here! The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever!, the first book in The Wish List series by Sarah Aronson, pubs today and I have no doubt that this will be on heavy rotation in our library when school reopens in the fall. It is absolutely adorable!
In The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever!, Isabelle is a fairy godmother in training with big shoes to fill. Her older sister, Clotilda, is a picture-perfect fairy godmother, and her Grandmomma is not onlypresident of the Fairy Godmother Alliance, but she actually wrote the Official Rule Book for Fairy Godmothers. In order to pass her training, Isabelle is assigned a "practice princess" named Nora. But aside from the fact that Isabelle isn't so great at following instructions, there's one major problem, and it's one all the sparkles in the world may not fix. Nora is more world peace than magic wand, and she's hardly a princess at all. Thus, Isabelle is in trouble. How can she grant Nora's one wish if Nora doesn't even believe in magic?
Sometimes, magic happens when we don't even realize it- and that's just what happens to Isabelle in The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever! It's also one of the many reasons why I fell for this book. Isabelle is a multi-faceted character to cheer for, one full of spunk, courage and enough self-deprecating humor that makes her oh so lovable. This adorable, pitch perfect story is full of heart and just right for the 7-10 year old set. For those of you with kids growing out of Owl Diaries and Princess in Black, or if your kids are lovers of Ivy and Bean, add this new book to your cart- now! But be careful what you wish for- this story will have your kids staying up to read way past their bedtimes. Two sparkly trunks up!!
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