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Mummy Fairy and Me

(Fairy Mom and Me #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  937 ratings  ·  170 reviews
Hello. I'm called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. I have blue eyes and dark brown hair. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by Puffin (first published February 2018)
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Jennifer This is a difficult question to answer. The UK version says that it is for 5-7 year olds. And while I do think that kids as young as 5 might enjoy the…moreThis is a difficult question to answer. The UK version says that it is for 5-7 year olds. And while I do think that kids as young as 5 might enjoy the story, I don't know many 5 year olds that read 160 page books. My niece is 8 and we read it together. She absolutely loved it. She is in grade 3. So her age would be appropriate if the child was reading it to themselves. I don't think that it is meant for kids as old as 13. Although I thought it was cute.(less)
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Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
4.5/5 stars

Fairy Mom and Me is the first book in a new children's series by one of my favorite authors, Sophie Kinsella.

I decided to read this book with my 8 year old niece and she absolutely loved it. The UK version says that it is for 5-7 year olds. And while I do think that kids as young as 5 might enjoy the story, I don't know many 5 year olds that read 100+ page books.

My niece is 8 years old and the book was perfect for her because we would take turns reading the book.

The narrator is Ella.
Richard Cardenas

This was a very cute read, I read it in an hour and got a few laughs and chuckles out of it and I really liked that about this book. I'd say if you're looking for a very light, fluffy, and funny read this would be for you or your daughter, son, younger sister, brother, niece or nephew haha. I do have to say normally I wouldn't read something like this but since it was sent to me as PR mail I decided to check it out. I have a thing for magic so I think that's mostly why I decided to give
Ms. Yingling
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Ella knows that she will be a fairy like her mother when she grows up, but she is impatient to try out her skills, especially since her mother is not very good at magic and frequently needs some help. Normally, Ella's mom works at an office and takes care of Ella and Ollie, but when the situation requires it, she breaks out her Computawand and magics up cupcakes, flying beds, or clean up spells. Things often go awry, but work out in the end. Ella has two good friend
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Cute reading for kids to read along with their mothers I guess..
Has some lessons in it, nothing special though..

3/5 stars
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Fairy Mom and Me is the first book in Sophie Kinsella’s first ever children’s series, with a focus on family, magic, and fun!

Ella Brook has a bit of a family secret. Her mother is a fairy and one day she will be one too. The secret would be easy to keep, but her mom has a bit of trouble with remember her spells and it causes a bit of mayhem here and there. This is such a light-hearted and fun little set of stories, each one focused on a particular problem that she or her mother try to tackle. Ea
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will try everything Sophie Kinsella writes at least once... I've not always been super enthusiastic (some of the most recent Shopaholic books were painful) but I've had awesome surprises (Finding Audrey is perfection) so when I've heard she had written a middle grade book about fairies of all things, I was very excited!

And now that I've read it, I'm glad I did... it's super cute and pretty funny, with some Bewitched vibes (okay, okay, Samantha would never be as incompetent as Ella's mum but a
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
Yea—Sophie Kinsella for kids! I read this with my 8-yr-old daughter and we loved it. She loved the silliness of the spells and the awful messes the Fairy Mom got herself into. I loved the good choices most of the characters eventually made after learning from their mistakes, and also how Ella reacted to her not-best friend, realizing that not everyone is nice but we can choose how we respond. We both loved the cupcakes! Nice to see a fairy book with substance for this age. Can’t wait for this se ...more
Joanne Robertson
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mummy Fairy and Me was our book at bedtime this week. DGD#1 is a reluctant reader so I decided that I would read it to her in the hope that she would one day want to revisit this story and read it herself. And she absolutely adored Mummy Fairy and Ella! The book is divided, not into chapters, but individual stories around a particular spell cast by Mummy Fairy who is not quite the best fairy in town! Her way of changing from Mummy into Mummy Fairy was one of DGD#1 favourite parts of the book as ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this story with my daughter. She really enjoyed it and didn't want me to stop. It was also easy for her to read out loud to me. We're already excited about the next book in this new series. Sophie Kinsella truly understands a child's voice and what would interest young readers. The illustrations were really cute and my daughter laughed out loud from them.

I felt it ended a bit abruptly, but knowing there is another book coming helps. The chapters were a bit long and didn't really connect t
Alya Al Sharakhat
A friend of mine suggested reading a book of the author, Sophie Kinsella, for one of the reading challenges. I had lots of reading challenges at hand, so I decided to read the shortest book - it was a children’s book.

However, the style of the book was very impressive, and I’m certain that her other books, which aren’t targeted at children, would be very enjoyable too, as this book was very entertaining.

The magic world in this book differs from traditional magic, where you find the tall, pointe
Elis Rodrigues
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love fairies.
Grace Morton
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it would be so cool if my mom was a fairy mom just like Ella's mom. But it is not easy being a fairy because sometimes your spell doesn't go the way you wanted it to go. It is funny that she doesn't use a wand, she uses a computawand. And I would like to thank my dad for reading this book with me. I read this book with my mom so that is pretty funny because the title is fairy mom and me. Thank you Sophie Kinsella for writing such a great book.
Pooja Banga
From the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series and our YA Finding Audrey, comes the first of a duology for young readers about a girl learning to become a fairy from her imperfect fairy mom, with a tech twist.

Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remembe
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute. Sophie Kinsella is my favorite author so I was excited to see she wrote a children’s book. My 7 year old daughter and I read this together. She enjoyed it and was giggling like I always do when I read Sophie’s books.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was trying to give the book the benefit of the doubt, as I'm not a seven-year-old-girl, and so not the target audience, but,I do love other books for this age group, so that really wasn't the problem. In the end, the book was a little too heavy-handed, while still managing to be insubstantial. It will certainly have its fans, but I just wish it had been a little bit more fun.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet. I listened to this one with my grandson who is 8 years old. Such a very cute and whimsical story. Very well done and not too silly. My grandson even enjoyed it and wishes that he had a fairy mom now. A lot of good lessons in this book and I love the questions at the end to make the parent and child talk and address different situations.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great first pick for our Mommy and Me reading group!
Jane Maple
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What do you get when your mom is a fairy... but not fairy good at it?

You get this book, which features several short stories about Ella and her mom. From making cupcakes to grocery shopping, everything seems normal... until the mom tries her magic!

I thought this would just be one big story, but instead it was all short stories featuring various events and spells. Which was even better! It made it much more doable to read, and much more fun. Plus that way I didn't frustrate myself over the mom
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic-themed
I grabbed Fairy Mom and Me from the library shelves because I have enjoyed reading Sophie Kinsella's novels for adults. They have a light sense of play and good-heartedness that's nice to cruise through every once in a while for pure enjoyment. When I saw she had written the first in a series of books for kids I had high hopes.

The premise of Fairy Mom and Me is that the main character--Ella Brooks--comes from a family of Fairies. Her mother, grandmother and aunt are all fairies. (Her father and
Title: Fairy Mom and Me
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Read by: Cassandra Morris
Publisher: Books On Tape Listening Library
Length: Approximately 1 hour and 23 minutes
Source: Kewaunee Public Library. Thank-you!

We listened to Fairy Mom and Me as a family on a recent trip for the family read together summer library challenge. This was one of the six books you could select and read as a family. With three kids ages 13, 11, and 8 – it is much easier to listen to the audiobooks in the car where we were all in t
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Fairy Mom and Me is the first book in a new children's series by Sophie Kinsella. This could be read independently by beginning chapter book readers, but seems to be written as a book for parents and children to read together, specifically girls and their mothers. The book is narrated by Ella. She comes from a family that has a long line of female fairies. Her mom looks like a regular mom most of the time, but with her magic word, "Marchmallow" she becomes a fairy. Problem is, she is not very go ...more
I received an Advanced Readers Copy by Random House Children's Books in exchange for an honest review. All views, opinions, and thoughts are my own.

Before reading the novel, I was familiar with Kinsella's adult novels and young adult novel. I own majority of her books; so I have been a long-term fan since her older work. With that being said, I did not like the Fairy Mom and Me as much as I hoped for. I'm not sure if reading her other books beforehand influences my opinion... (or that fact that
Isha Varma
I admire Madeleine Wickham's work a lot! Although, I am not as huge a fan of the Kinsella writing style as I am of the former, I still make sure to go through her new work anyway. 'Mummy Fairy and Me' is her first children's book and I was really excited to get my hands on it.

The plot circles around a little girl called Ella Brook who has fairies on her mum's side (including her mother) making her a fairy-in-waiting. Although her mum's not at all good at magic, she lifts her wand out in a heartb
Jill Jemmett
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw that Sophie Kinsella had written a middle grade novel, I knew I had to read it!

This is such a cute story. Ella has to deal with regular kid stuff, like the mean girl next door, as well as fairy magic. Ella is a mature and smart girl who can often solve the messes that her mother makes with her fairy magic.

This story would be great for parents and children to read together. It’s quite funny. All of the spells end in “idoo” such as “cupcakeridoo” and “fixeridoo.” These funny, made up wo
Petra Quelch
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My two girls love anything to do with fairies and magic but can you imagine the delight on their faces when they spotted this book!
There was the question about their mummy!
“Are you also a fairy mummy?” I thought about it, and although it was hard, I had to tell them the truth.
” I think every mummy is a kind of fairy, we all have magical qualities, and we all have a computerwand( the mobile) don’t we?”
Well, there it was. The children were satisfied with my answer.
We all immensely enjoyed reading
Angela Webster
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
My daughter Daisy (age 6) and I have just finished reading this story together and we both enjoyed it so much. Daisy really enjoyed the spells in the book and she really loved Ella's character. I liked the fact that this book took a different twist on magic and fairies, I also thought it held an important message about how to cope with people who might not be so nice. We both liked that there were lots of funny parts in the book, we both agreed that Ella's Mum needed some extra magic lessons and ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
(Sent to place of work for review)

A cute, fun, silly story for young readers! It gives fairies a modern twist - fairies use 'Computawands' now, not those traditional sticks with a star on top (though gran still has hers). I loved that Mummy Fairy also watches spell tutorials on 'FairyTube'.

Mummy Fairy isn't that good at spells, so lots of things go wrong and hilarity ensues. She relies on 'FairyTube' tutorials to learn new spells. I think lots of real-life 'Mummy Fairies' will enjoy reading alon
Rachel Robins
Well, some of the nominees for the 2019-2020 Utah Beehive Award are compelling and I enjoyed every minute of reading them.
This wasn't one of those books.
Granted, it's a 7-10 yrs. book (maybe even younger) and written simply so struggling readers could get through it.
The premise is a mom who is secretly a fairy. However, the mother still seems to be learning how to use magic (which isn't really using magic, it's memorizing numeric codes and phrases with her cell-phone-esque "wand") and is quite
Heather Pearson
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Fun early chapter book.

Her mother is a fairy and Ella can't wait to be just like her. One of her favourite activites is to watch while her mothers works on her online fairy classes. Ella loves those classes and finds them useful when her mother has trouble working any of her spells (which happens far too often).

This would be a great selection for mothers and daughters to read together. Ella and her mother are very supportive of each other. They encourage the other to do her best and never make f
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