Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fairy (David Bouchard)

David Bouchard, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Orca Book Publishers
Fiction, YA Picture Book
**** (Good)

DESCRIPTION: A fairy who prefers her magic-powered motorcycle to fairy dust looks out for a modern street, dealing with children's wishes. When young Victoria loses her first tooth, a curmudgeonly father might keep the "Tooth Fairy" from showing up... but not if this fairy has any say about it!

REVIEW: I read this during down time at work, attracted by the unusual cover: a fairy in a trenchcoat astride a miniature Harley. A fun tweaking of fairies, the story follows a fairly predictable path, though the fairy's clever attitude (not to mention her use of magic to protect Victoria's innocent belief, and "persuade" Dad to continue the Tooth Fairy tradition) makes it fun. The illustrations add to the charm, with some hidden jokes adults might get more than kids. Not a bad little read, all in all.

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