Thursday, September 24, 2009

Book Review - Emily the Emerald Fairy





Title: Emily the Emerald Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows

Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge – 2009, the confuzzled Faerie Book Challenge, Summer Reading Challenge 2009,

Rating: 3/5

No. of Pages: 70

Published: 2005

From the back: Jack Frost is up to no good again! This time, he’s stolen the seven jewels from Queen Titania’s crown. Without them the Jewel Fairies can’t do their jobs. The Magic in Fairyland is fading fast!

Without her magic emerald, Emily the Emerald Fairy can’t see the future! Can Rachel and Kirsty help make things right again?

Mine: Another great story in the Fairy series. The goblins seem to always be in a rush to fool the girls and get into trouble. This time he is found in the toy store. The stuffed animal cat with the emerald eye is taken from the girls, but they do chase him around. They finally get him when he gets on the skateboard and head for the elevator. Boy is that back wall hard and then the doors close.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book Review - Beany Wakes Up For Christmas

Title: Beany Wakes Up For Christmas

Author: Lisa Bassett (Pictures – Jeni Bassett)

Genre: Children’s

Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge – 2009, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, Summer Reading Challenge 2009, Christmas in July, What an Animal II, August Reading Challenge,

Rating: 3/5

No. of Pages: 32

Published: 1988

From the back: Scamp Squirrel agreed to wake Beany Bear from his long winter’s nap in time for Christmas. In fact, he planned a surprise. He would decorate a tree and fix a Christmas feast.

Just as Scamp finished the preparations and was headed home to await Christmas morning, Beany cried out, “Scamp, there is a wild beast in my house!” Scamp knew they had to do something about that. Would pretending to be ghosts work? A wild beast surely wouldn’t stay in a haunted house.

It wasn’t an ordinary Christmas at all, but finally the two friends settled down to exchange presents and enjoy the Honey Punch. Merry Christmas, Scamp! Merry Christmas, Beany!

Mine: What a wonderful story of friendship. Scamp wants to make this a very special Christmas for Beany so goes about preparing treats that are Beany’s favorite.

Book Review - Amy the Amethyst Fairy



Title: Amy the Amethyst Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows

Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge – 2009, the confuzzled Faerie Book Challenge, Summer Reading Challenge 2009,

Rating: 3/5

No. of Pages: 65

Published: 2005

From the back: Jack Frost is up to no good again! This time, he’s stolen the seven jewels from Queen Titania’s crown. Without them the Jewel Fairies can’t do their jobs. The Magic in Fairyland is fading fast!

Amy the Amethyst Fairy’s magic jewel controls the power to make things disappear. But now the amethyst has disappeared, too! What will Amy do without it?

Mine: Another great story in the Fairy series. The goblins seem to always be in a rush to fool the girls and get into trouble. This time they are caught in the in the tree ladders, so the girls are able to save Fern.

Book Review - Fern the Green Fairy



Title: Fern the Green Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows

Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge – 2009, the confuzzled Faerie Book Challenge, Summer Reading Challenge 2009,

Rating: 3/5

No. of Pages: 67

Published: 2003

From the back: Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and the bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are the big trouble. If they don’t return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

Rachel and Kirsty are sure that the garden maze holds a special secret. If they make all the right turns, could it lead them to Fern the Green Fairy?

Mine: Another great story in the Fairy series. The goblins seem to always be in a rush to fool the girls and get into trouble. This time they are caught in the in the tree ladders, so the girls are able to save Fern.

Book Review - The Wild Christmas Reindeer



Title: The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Author: Jan Brett

Genre: Children’s

Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, The Year Of Readers – 2009, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, Summer Reading Challenge 2009, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 100+ Reading Challenge – 2009, Christmas in July, What an Animal II, August Reading Challenge

Rating: 4/5

No. of Pages: 32

Published: 1990

From the inside cover: This Year Santa asks Teeka to get his reindeer ready to fly on Christmas Eve. She’s happy but a little worried too. She’s never workd with the reindeer before and she’s not sure they’ll want to come in from the tundra, where they run wild and free.

Once she finds them, Teeka’s strong hand does more harm than good, and soon the reindeer are wilder than they were before she began training them. How will she ever get them ready to pull Santa’s sleigh on time?

Mine: Beautifully illustrated book. Teeka finally gets the picture and when she tries to kindly train the deer they finally do cooperate. Teeka feels the pressure, since these are Santa’s best reindeer.

Just in time the reindeer to come around so that Santa can deliver his presents on time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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