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Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esmé Raji Codell
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Dec 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens-books, fiction, sci-fi-fantasy, read-in-2009
Recommended for: kids who love fairy tales
Read in December, 2009

This book is soooo cute! It's about a young witch who is floating the idea of becoming a fairy godmother but her mom is really angry because, hey, she's supposed to be a witch! I love that Esme Raji Codell references a lot of of fairy tales like Cinderella, Rumplestilskin, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. If you've read/heard all those then you'd totally get a kick out of this novel. (I just wonder how many of today's kids have actually heard/been told those stories.) PLUS, there are songs in the book that are meant to be sang a la musical style! Very cool. I appreciate all of the hard work that had to go into writing this novel. It's very creative, so much so that I can kind of understand the mixed reviews. However, I highly recommend it, especially to parents of younger children who do read fairy tales to their kids. This is an excellent novel to read aloud to younger kids because they would LOVE it!
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