Caarina the Cooking Fairy by Julia Dweck (author) and Gemini (Illustrator)

Publication Date: December 1, 2012

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Caarina is making a fabulous fairy feast but there’s a mischievous gremlin in her kitchen and things keep going wrong!  Will Caarina give up or will she find a way to beat the gremlin?

[easyazon-link asin=”B00AGZJ33Y” locale=”us”]Caarina the Cooking Fairy[/easyazon-link] is the second picture book reviewed by Rabid Readers Reviews.

 

[easyazon-link asin=”B00AGZJ33Y” locale=”us”]Caarina the Cooking Fairy[/easyazon-link] is a funny and sweet read. Beautifully drawn and cleverly rhymed, Caarina is enchanting and her spirit indomitable. The 10-year-old and I read the story together and enjoyed the buoyancy of Caarina’s spirit and the message that when things go bad giving up is not the answer. We find a way to overcome.

My daughter gave the impression of being adult and analytical about the book but I found her, not long after we finished reading, reading it over again. I pretended to believe that she was reading it over for a second analysis but know that the storyline and adorable pictures pulled her girly little heart back for a second look. Any child can find an example in their own life where they can use or have used Caarina’s can-do attitude. My daughter drew a parallel to her own activities and how defeating the “Mohawk” helped her move on to the Intermediate level in figure skating.

[easyazon-link asin=”B00AGZJ33Y” locale=”us”]Caarina the Cooking Fairy[/easyazon-link] is an enchanting read and would make an excellent gift for small children or, as we head into the holiday season, early education teachers.

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