Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls by Maureen Sky
Who likes fairies?!
This book is about fairies that live in our jewelry boxes!
I had some skepticism from the time I looked at the front cover. Author Maureen Sky came up with the idea to inspire children between the ages of 8 and 12.
In my own opinion, it could have been done better. But I'm not a child, so I tried it out on my own children as well as the children of the daycare center where I work.
They didn't care for it either. All of the children based their experience on the illustrations as much as the reading. The children felt that the illustrations looked like a two-year-old drew them. Sort of as if things were being 'babied down' for them. This detracted from the story so much that they couldn't enjoy it. I found it difficult to get past the illustrations as well.
Different illustrations could have made this book much more enjoyable.
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