Fairy Mom and Me book 3
by Sophie Kinsella
illustrated by Marta Kissi
Fairy Mom and Me is such a cute chapter book series. Each book includes 4 spell stories as well as fun activities in the back of the book. This series is perfect for Preschool to Younger elementary that are starting to read chapter books independently or would make fun read alouds at bedtime. Fairy Unicorn Wishes is book 3 in the series and it is just as cute as the previous books before it: Fairy Mom and Me and Fairy in Waiting. Each book starts with a Meet Fairy Mom and Me so you don’t have to read them in order. You can grab any book and start reading. I love that they include that introduction each time. The illustrations are in black and white and through out the book. This series would be a great gift for a birthday, holiday or would make for a really fun summer reading basket with some fun fairy items as well. I know my youngest loved making fairy gardens!
Spell 1: UPERIDOO – The Day We Flew To School: This one has Ella needing to get to school before everyone else especially her next door neighbor who is not her friend. It is Be On Time Day at school ( they must have a lot of kids late that they made it a special day with a sticker reward). Ella wants to be first so she can get the extra special extra glittery sticker. However her mom is a bit scattered and none of the spells work they way they should. They are running late and Ella is very upset so mom decides to use magic. Long story short it is a mess and they are way of course. Eventually Ella makes and is first so she gets the sticker. This one I didn’t enjoy as much because they cheated they used magic to get to school before anyone else. Cheating is never good and I don’t know I’m probably making to much out of it but she didn’t deserve the sticker in my mind.
Spell 2: SPAGHETTERIDOO – The Great Pasta Playdate: This one has Ella having an afternoon playdate with her 2 best friends from school. They want spaghetti but the mom picked up something different at the store to serve. In comes the magic, mom tries to just poof in spaghetti but it takes over the whole kitchen. The friends are almost arriving and they got to get the spaghetti out of the house or the friends might think what mean Louise said about her house being weird is true. By good old fashioned non magic team work they get the spaghetti out of the house and the playdate goes just fine. I liked this one it was cute and I like that it showed teamwork at getting a job done.
Spell 3: TWIRLIDOO – Sheep Don’t Dance, Do They? : Ella learns 2 things in this chapter, first fairies should never do magic when there is a rainbow it makes it go extreme and wacky. Second thing she learned is she was finally going ot take dance! She wants to twirl like all ballerina’s but she isn’t good at first. Ella, her mom, brother and aunt go on a picnic near a farm and the aunt uses a spell to twirl like a ballerina for Ella. There is a rainbow and soon all the farm animals are ballerina’s as well. A little rainbow magic lands on Ella’s ballet shoes she brought and next class period she is an amazing twirler till the magic wears off. Long story short practice might not be fun but it’s the only way you can always twirl good!
Spell 4: GLITCHIDOO – A Unicorn in the Kitchen: Ella’s mom buys a new app for her fairy wand, it reads minds so you don’t have to say spells anymore. Problem is Ella is the one who read the instructions so it’s reading Ella’s mind not her moms. So everything Ella thinks about is what appears before their eyes and what little girl or boy doesn’t want a unicorn. Then the app transfers to baby Ollie and a dinosaur appears. They get the app out of the wand and send it back and learn that it was using bad magic so fairies could be lazy and not have to work for want they want. Good magic might take time to learn but in the long run it’s the best way to go!
About the book: Ella’s one wish is to become a fairy like her mom. She dreams of the day she will have her sparkly crown and Computwand. Ella even imagines what her first spell would be: a glittery unicorn of her very own.
But Ella knows that spells are often harder than they look, even with the special fairy apps available…and being a fairy in waiting is not all rainbows and butterflies.
Will Ella learn more magic to help her become a fairy someday? Or will she learn she doesn’t need to be a fairy yet for all her wishes to come true?
Thank you Delcorte Press Books for Young Readners for sending me a copy of Fairy Mom and Me #3 Fairy Unicorn Wishes. All thoughts and opinions are mine and not influenced by the free book.