Reviews – The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical

Producervan E (Reviewer)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical by Pauline Tait. Illustrated by Debbie Bellaby. SilverWood Books (Bristol, UK). Children’s Fiction. Publication date: 07 May 2019. 5 Stars.

Another fabulous children’s fantasy picture book in the Fairy in the Kettle series from Scottish author Pauline Tait, the third in the series. Magical, imaginative, vibrant, warm, happy-colored art that transports us to a dancing land of enchantment as we join the close community of the Bramble Glen fairies on their adventure to stop the pixies from stealing their fairy dust—with a little help from their friends, the fireflies!

Excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming fourth book in the Fairy in the Kettle series.

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing this ebook for review.

 

Marie-Hélène Fasquel (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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This is an astounding children’s book: the pictures are gorgeous and lovely, the story is incredible and the rhymes and stylistic devices make it such a poetic text! I also loved the plot and all the topics that were encapsulated into this amazing fairy tale: friendship, discovering each other, sharing, going on a quest, …
I warmly recommend this tale!

 

Alannah Clarke (Reviewer)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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When I saw that this book was available on netgalley.co.uk, I just had to try this one. I really enjoyed it, the illustrations were so cute. And the characters were just adorable. I loved this story and would love to share it with any little kids I know.

 

Deanne Patterson (Reviewer)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical continues the magical series, The Fairy in the Kettle.
Brilliantly illustrated pictures will capture you and your child’s imagination, the perfect bedtime dream book. You and your child will enjoy the time spent with each other as you discuss the magical scenes and delightful story of lost fairy dust stolen by pixies long ago. They will be awed by the clever fairies working together to find the fairy dust before it’s too late.
Very enjoyable story my daughter and I snuggled together to read at bedtime.
Continue the beautiful stories Pauline Tait, we’ll be reading them.

Pub Date 07 May 2019
I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.

 

Carolyn Schugel

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book. I received this in exchange for my honest review.

Great story about teamwork! The illustrations are so cute and colorful. I absolutely love the cover! This would be an amazing book for lots of little children!

 

Gemma Flanagan (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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I am so in love with this book!!

Absolutely gorgeous bright watercolour style illustrations that jump from the page.
A magical story about friendship , all wrapped together with fairy dust.
This is the nicest picture book i have read in a while, truly beautiful.

I wish I had small girls still to read this with, but i will have to settle with buying it for friends.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Charity Howard (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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This is a wonderful children’s fiction book and the third in the Fairy in the Kettle books. The illustrations are very artistic and beautiful, which are wonderfully eye-catching for the little ones ages 4-8 that this story is geared toward. We join Leona on another magical adventure as she learns the fairy dust has been STOLEN! She and her friends will need to work together to find it. This is a sweet story full of friendship, teamwork and adventure perfect for the age. While the sentences are best for a read aloud it would be a nice learner book for little readers too. It is delightfully written and a beautiful read. I love this book series and hope there are many more. It does not disappoint with a charming story featuring a great message add on the colorful illustrations then it has it all! It is a book to read many times and still enjoy.

 

Keily Smith (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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I love the illustrations, they are so beautiful and eye catching.
My daughter loves everything girly, glittery and magical and this ticked all of the boxes for her.
A wonderful read and a delight.

 

Mackey Stanley (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time then you know that one of my favorite series is The Fairy in the Kettle. I became enamored with the fairy kingdom of Fairy Glen and with Lenora, the adorable and spunky fairy who lives in a kettle. The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical, by Pauline Tait, is the latest addition to the series.

The fairies of Willow Glen are horrified to discover that the fairy dust of Willow Glen is becoming scarce. Unsure of what to do, they decide to leave the glen in search of more magic. Their adventures are perilous and the fairies find that the only way to succeed in their mission is to work together. As always, the story is both entertaining as well as subtly adding a moral within, a key to any good, clever children’s book. It is, however, the illustrations that are most captivating. They are striking watercolors that will capture the imagination and attention of children of all ages. While the books are geared toward ages 4-8, I suspect younger children will love the rhythm and colors of the story if it is read to them. It is gorgeous book that would make a great addition to any library.

 

Amanda Williams (Reviewer) 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Very cute and very sweet. This book will spark the imagination of any young child and would be a wonderful addition to their library.

 

Henna Rinne (Bookseller)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical is a wonderful fantasy picture book by a Scottish author. It’s full of beautiful pastel illustrations and has an uplifting and sweet storyline of the fairies of Bramble Glen. It’s vibrant and warm, and I’m sure children will love this! There’s a great message of importance of friendship, community and working together to find what you’re looking for. Pauline Tait has a way with words that make the story flow beautifully – truly enjoyable book.

 

Elizabeth Whittard (Reviewer) has just reviewed The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The fairy in the kettle is a magical sweet story that children are going to love. Full of beautiful illustrations, wonderful characters and a magical storyline.

 

Julie Strife (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I love how the story was written. Just like the last time, the pictures were good and my kids liked looking at them.

I look forward to reading more books from you.

 

Rachel McKitterick (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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*thank you to Netgalley, SilverWood Books and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

At first I wasn’t so sure I was going to like this but it turned out to be a very good story about Fairies. If you enjoy fairy stories then this is a great one to read. The illustrations were nice and colourful and did work well with the story. I loved that there was also Fireflies in this. A great picture book.

 

Martha Eskuchen (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This lively tale of magical fairy dust makes a good story for children.

Leona and her friends are called early one morning to meet the fairy elders. The elders tell a story of the history of their Glen and then announce that they need the help of all the fairies on an important search. The elders had hidden something important but have forgotten the hiding place. The young people are happy to be helpful and have a good time working together on the mission.

Although this isn’t particularly exciting for adults, I think children will enjoy the imaginative but light story. I liked the Lenora’s kettle and the easy flowing story. The illustrations are bright and lively and fit with the description of the glowing fairy dust. The joint mission gives a good message of working together to solve a problem. I recommend this as a nice story for daytime or sweet dream bedtime.

 

Allison Dollar (Librarian) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This is a nice, adventure-y story, but what I really liked were the illustrations. I love the colors. The characters of the different, well, characters are right there in their faces. I especially thought the poor, sleepy fireflies were nicely done. I really like this whole series. I hope there are more.

 

Stephanie mendoza (Reviewer) has just reviewed The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Fairy in the Kettle Gets Magical – Pauline Tait
Illustrated by Debbie Bellaby

Have you ever hidden something so well, you had to turn your room inside out to find it again? You have? Well this happens to a lovely group of fairies and their fairy dust. After so many years of keeping the dust hidden they simply forgot where they hid it. 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️

My daughter read this as a bedtime story last night. She loved how the fairies search far and wide to find the dust they had kept hidden from the mischievous pixies. The illustrations were beautifully done. My daughter was able to grasp what was happening easily following along with the illustrations. It showed her how persevering in a task will eventually bring out an outcome and that nothing is ever truly lost.

 

Emma Edwards (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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My kids loved this book and realy enjoyed me reading it to them. Thank you for sending it to me. Highly recommended

 

Charlotte Crow (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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A simple and enchanting adventure, with very colour illustrations,on working together and the magic within yourself.
A delightful story to be shared with young children.
I give it four star!

I will share this review with goodreads

 

Christi M (Reviewer)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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I loved all the bright and beautiful pictures in this book. There was so much to look at and feast your eyes upon and I suspect a reader will find different things to look at each time they re-read this book. I suspect more than one child will turn to this book for their Halloween costume with all the captivating pictures of fairies, pixies and fireflies, . The font was fun, but still easy to read. The only thing to note about the story is that some of the sentences may be a bit too long for new readers, but overall a delightful book.

 

Thi Nguyen (Reviewer) 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Thank you #netgallery for the eARC.

This is a funny quirky children book about fairies. It is very delightful and can easily brighten up a Preschooler who loves fairies!

 

Kimberly Souza (Bookseller) 

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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This story is a very simple one, but I enjoyed it. I didn’t love the artwork, but I think that kids will be charmed by it. Overall, this book is a short, simple story, with whimsical illustrations.

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