Reviews – The Fairy In The Kettle’s Christmas Wish

A selection of 4 & 5 Star reviews for The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish can be read here…

Mackey S, Reviewer       Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle is, by far, one of the most wonderful children’s books that I ever have read or reviewed. Now, the author is back with a Christmas edition of the Fairies: The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish.

Leona the Fairy and all of her forest friends are back with Leona looking forward to decorating her tea kettle for the holidays. Of course she wants it to be the most beautifully decorated home and the best Christmas ever. However, like so many of us during the holidays, Leona runs into some problems. Will she be able to get everything done before Christmas and, more importantly, will all of her forest friends make it there in time to celebrate together. 

Once again, Pauline Tait has given us a wonderful story of true friendship along with page after page of enrapturing illustrations. The story is enchanting, mesmerizing and delightfully told. I know that I get a little excited about children’s books, I admit it, but this one deserves all of the praise that I can give – and more! I cannot imagine any child, pre-school to early elementary (or adults with a child like heart,) who would not adore this delightful book. I only wish that I could give it TEN magical holiday stars instead of mere five. 

You can find The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish at Amazon. All of my thanks to #Netgalley, #PaulineTait and @BooksGoSocial for my copy of the wonderful holiday tale.

Tiffany M, Reviewer       Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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I absolutely adored this book. The watercolor artwork is stunning and eye catching without over doing it and distracting the reader from the story. The story is sweet and simple which is perfect for a younger reader. I have to admit I didn’t want the story to end as quickly as it did. I love that there is a book prior to this one. Giving both as a gift would make for a wonderful present. I hope there are many more books to follow. Thank you Netgalley for the copy in exchange for my honest review.

Norman G, Reviewer       Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Great story and beautifully illustrated. I can see this being read repeatedly towards Christmas. Love the story, not too short and not too long. Plenty of scope for using different voices for dramatic effect with lovely characters. Lots of scope for different storytelling styles as well. With children’s picture books I find that while the story obviously needs to captivate (and it does), the quality of the illustrations can make or break it. The illustrations here are wonderful. Thoroughly recommended! Thanks to NetGalley for the copy for review purposes.

Han H, Educator      Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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What a charming story for all ages. With magical illustrations, your little ones will want to read this many times over the Christmas holidays.

jeanie m, Reviewe      Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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One of the most gorgeous kids books I’ve read it’s a wonderful story about Leona and her fairy friends and Mr Badger, But its the totally exquisite art work that has you totally captivated, A must on every kiddies wish list.
Delighted to get an early copy from netgalley in return for an honest review.

Alannah C, Reviewer      Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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A lovely story with really beautiful watercolour like drawings, I fell in love with them. The story is wonderful for young readers, although I must admit I did not want to story to end.

Margaret P, Librarian      Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This is a delightful little story for the younger child which brings alive the joy of Christmas. It is all about helping and working together to make something that is truly magical and full of the Christmas spirit. A wonderful addition to anyone’s collection of Christmas stories.

Gayle G, Reviewer      Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Imaginative and engaging, highly mystical and whimsical story full of Symbolism! My 3 year old granddaughter could easily comprehend and translate the meaning and messages Pauline Tait intended for general audiences. Though Tait intended it for children, it’s a tale that can be shared with family! The journey of discovery for the “Fairy” protagonist and her encounter and meeting of the Christmas Fairy, results in a Magical and touching Christmas wish realized! In the meantime, themes of friendship, the value of gifts given and received, and the wonderful feelings Christmas brings, are all beautifully illustrated and depicted in the characterization, setting, and in the prose. Tait truly created her own Christmastime Myth, which everyone can appreciate!

Lucy G, Reviewer      Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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A sweet little story with beautiful illustrations. I can’t wait to re read this with my child over the festive period

Karen M, Reviewer      Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish is a children’s book written by Pauline Tait, and is beautifully illustrated by Debbie Bellaby. This is a wonderful book for younger children, and would make a great holiday gift this season. I would also like to recommend the previous book by this author, The Fairy in the Kettle.

Bramble Glen is covered in snow on Christmas Eve. Leona is a fairy that lives inside a kettle. She loves this time of year, and she is excited to meet with her best friends, Tilly, Robbie and Toby. The friends will be working together to decorate for Christmas. While they are out in the forest looking for the perfect tree, the snow storm gets worse, and the wind blows Leona high into the wintry sky. Unable to find her, her friends quickly recruit the help from their elders. Together, they form search parties to go back into the forest to look for Leona.

Overall, this is a heartwarming story that perfectly captures the spirit and the magic of Christmas. Beautiful illustrations will help the reader visualize this story, making it the perfect Christmastime read. Friendship and following your dreams is the central theme, and will reinforce a positive message to young readers. I would definitely recommend The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish!

I would like to thank BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this book. My views are my own, and are in no way influenced by anyone else.

Reviewer 482187 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I kindly received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange to an honest review.
This is a lovely little story that would make a wonderful addition to a young child’s Christmas reading. For the past few years I have done the book advent with my children, where you wrap up 24 books and they open one each day and read it that night. I have mainly chosen Christmas themed books, and this book would be an ideal candidate for that project. It certainly has the Christmas feels- who doesn’t love a badger saving the day and hot berry punch for round things off. Lovely artwork as well. My children highly enjoyed it.

Dawn-Tracy B, ReviewerRating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This is such a sweet and magical book for young children to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. Any little girl who loves fairies and magic will be enchanted by this short story. It is also the perfect bedtime story to send your little ones to sleep with dreams of magic and Christmas.

Sally W, Reviewer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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This is the cutest story of the Fairy (Leona) who lives in a Kettle. One Christmas she talks her friends into looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Leona winds up seperated from her friends and the story goes on from there. It is a story of friendship, Christmas spirit and determination. It is a great bedtime or Christmas story for children. I recommend it for 2-7 yr olds.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Cat, Reviewer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Poor Leona, she gets lost in a snow storm while she and her fairy friends are looking for the perfect tree! Littles will enjoy this Xmas story. It’s pretty short and not too complicated a plot. Young fairy friends will also love this story. The illustrations look wonderful! I am betting they will look even better in color! Great book!

Deanne P, Reviewer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Wonderfully fun book children will enjoy reading. The fairy in the kettle gets caught in a blizzard and with strong perseverance she is able to make it out of the storm. Beautifully water colored paintings included in the book make it very appealing to read. Wonderful book of encouragement for children, don’t give up on your dreams. You can do it.
Pub Date 24 Aug 2018
I was given a complimentary copy from BooksGoSocial through NetGalley. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

Charity H, Reviewer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Beautiful illustration for a sweet Christmas time story. It is different than other stories you might read during this season, but still fits and might just become another traditional story you want to read with your family. Sweet characters with a nice story. I recommend it

Pauline55 Via Toppsta: 5 out of 5 stars

I read it to Sunshine aged 8, to Nessa aged 2, to Bramble aged 6 & to Lilyrose aged 4

What a lovely  little book. Fabulous illustrations & What a lovely story. 
Its xmas eve & the fairy who lives in a kettle wants it to be special but the heavy snow on her wings causes problems. Will the kettle be nicely decorated for xmas?

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