Fairy tale fun
New adventure series features Disney Fairies
Special to the Whig
This sweet, new adventure series involves the ever-popular Disney Fairies.
The first book of nine in the New York Times best-selling Never Girls series is “In a Blink” written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Jana Christy. Thorpe also wrote “The Trouble with Tink,” another New York Times best-seller.
Fantasy and adventure lead four girls on a magical journey into the land of fairies. It begins with the sound of little bells and the smell of seawater in a backyard. Before they know what’s happening, best friends Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabby are suddenly whisked to the island of Neverland. There, they meet the infamous Tinker Bell and the other fairies of Pixie Hollow.
With some action, a bit of adventure and some common sense decision making, the girls concoct a plan for being transported back home. Believing is what begins the adventure, but the friendship between these four girls is what makes this a story.
The books are a terrific steppingstone up and into longer chapter books. I would consider it spot-on for those readers who need more of a challenge than beginning chapter books. The books are written for second to fourth grades and ages 6 to 10 years. The never girls series also makes an excellent read aloud for younger emerging readers.
There are black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the book. I found them to be fitting and adorable. At the end of the book there is a “sneak peak” for the next in the series. And the amount of sparkly, glittering pixie dust on the cover is perfect! The pixie dust caught my eye, and I am positive it will catch the attention of those children just looking for a good book.
For those who are looking for a title that reads like “In a Blink,” try “The Tiara Club” by Vivian French and the Disney Fairies Series by various authors.
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