Thursday, 22 August 2013

Ladybird Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: Magic School (Children's, 5 years +, 9/10)

June 2013, Ladybird (Puffin), 16 pages, Hardback, Review copy

Themes: Life as a princess, being a magical royal isn't easy, elves who don't do magic, cute wands, a no nonsense teacher, a lot of jelly, growing spells, a magical flood

Content: lots of humour

Summary from Puffin
When Holly is sent to Mrs Fig's Magic School, she learns that magic always leads to trouble, especially if the Wise Old Elf is involved . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I adored both the shape of the wings on Holly and her friends as well as the adorable wands with faces on them. It is part of a TV series tie-in, and unfortunately there was no mention of Ben in this book so I have no idea who he is. That and the fact the end felt a bit incomplete lowered the grade of this funny tale.
Suggested read
For friends who have a non-magical adventure try The Adventures of Abney and Teal: Bop's Hiccups by Joel Stuart (Children's, Picture book, 10/10) 

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