Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls by Maureen Sky

By Tina

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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