Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy by Tim Bugbird

Book Description:

Published: August 1, 2014

Pippa uses her special wand to make pumpkin lanterns with “BOO” faces for the fairies’ annual party. One year, it all goes wrong for Pippa, but instead of telling the truth, she lets the other fairies believe that her lanterns will be the best ever! Soon, everyone is talking about Pippa, but what will happen when the truth finally comes out?
Review –
It’s that time of year again when I send my niece, Kate, and her cousin, Camille, books for Halloween and this one goes to Kate because she’s two and a half and the older of the two girls.
The story is weak but Kate will love it and the illustrations are beautiful with larger than life fairy faces and bright vibrant colors.
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Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

Book Description:

Published: July 9, 2013

Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family’s cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams.

Introducing the most adorable zombie to ever grace the dance floor, Kristyn Crow’s pitch-perfect rhyme and Molly Idle’s charmingly spook-tacular illustrations will make every reader want to sway and sashay in their own zombie trance.

Review –

I found this book free online at my virtual library site and had to check it out.

While it is an e-book, it is narrated to you and you see all of the beautifully illustrated pictures as the story progresses.

If you think the idea of a zombie ballerina isn’t very appealing, think again. Zombies have been very popular in our culture for the last several years just like vampires so must young children know what a zombie is.

Zombelina wants to be a ballerina and gets to take lessons but all the other students don’t like her but she practices and becomes very good. When the night of the recital comes she gets severe stage fright and all of the people in the audience run out scared to death at the sight of her. She just stands there, on stage, but when she sees her Zombie family in attendance it gives her the courage to perform and she is wonderful.

This is truly a sweet book and very likable and other reader must think so too because¬†Zombelina Dances The Nutcracker¬†was published this year and I’m sure there will be more to come.

I love it.

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