03 December 2010

"Just Picked" is a new Feature here at A Life Bound By Books. Each month I'll be sharing with you various picture books or younger kids books that I've come across that I think everyone with kids, or even adults will love to read or would even make a great coffee table book.

Title: Chocolate Dreams (Candy Fairies, #1)
Author: Helen Perelman
Illustrator: Erica-Jane Waters
Publisher: Aladdin
Age Range: 4-8
Order Online: Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
From: the Publisher, Thank You!

Synopsis: Cocoa the Chocolate Fairy is so excited. The fairy princess picked her to watch over the special chocolate eggs for the spring Egg Parade. But right before the parade, the eggs are missing from the nest! Can Cocoa and her friends solve the egg mystery before the big day?

Review: 4 Stars - Chocolate Dreams is the first in this Middle Grade series from author Helen Perelman. With cute characters and Illustrations, the story teaches friendship, team work, courage and more. The story was perfectly relevant for its target age group and had some good lessons for such readers.

Each of the Fairies is more then sweet, no pun intended. I enjoyed the imaginative illustrations throughout the book allowing everyone a sneak peek into the candy world and the fairies that live, and take care of and grow every type of candy you could ever dream of.

It’s not often that I’ll read a middle grade book, but the covers for these and being that there is candy involved I thought I’d give them a try. I’m glad I did and am looking forward to reading and sharing them with my niece soon.

Title: Rainbow Swirl (Candy Fairies, #2)
Author: Helen Perelman
Illustrator: Erica-Jane Waters
Publisher: Aladdin
Age Range: 4-8
Order Online: Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
From: the Publisher, Thank You!

Synopsis: Life in Sugar Valley is deliciously fun!

Candy Fair is one of the biggest candy events in Sugar Valley. Raina the Gummy Fairy is serious about winning fi rst prize. She follows all the rules to make the perfect new candy. Then a terrible storm blows through Gummy Forest, and all of Raina's dreams are washed away....

Review: 4 Stars - Rainbow Swirl is the second book in the Candy Fairies series from author Helen Perelman. In this book there are more lessons through that kids will easily pick up on. This time, the cute fairies are excited that they are able to take part in this years Candy Fair. They show not only now creative you can be but also how to all pull together to help one another out after a storm makes a mess in Gummy Forest.

The illustrations also continue throughout and show more of the fairies and the sugar land they live in. I was happy to be able to continue reading right through to this next book and again I’m more than looking forward to reading these with my niece. I know she’ll love them and I can see her reading each over and over again for awhile to come.

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  1. They sound like such cute books. :)

  2. Love the covers. Thanks for the heads up will have to go check them out.


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