Perelman, Helen The Chocolate Rose (Candy Fairies #11) 128 pgs. Aladdin, 2011. $15.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Cocoa is a chocolate fairy who wants to do her part to participate in the talent show that is going to be performed for the King and Queen. Her friends try to involve her in their various ideas, but Cocoa just isn’t doing great at dancing or singing. She feels like she might not have a talent. When there is a disaster in the planning for the show, Cocoa might just have the talent to help.
This book features a great message about never giving up and having a great attitude. But alas, the sweet sweet cavity inducing parade of candy, sweets, and chocolate, its infused in every single word, gesture, clothing, and place. This could be used as a book for those trying to get to cut down on sweets, I may never eat another. I vow, here, with kissthebook as my witness, to never read another book in this series. I still think the students may enjoy them, but they won’t be in my library. (Just and FYI I prefer the Nevergirls series, still have fairies, but not so sweet that you must make an appointment with your dentist after).
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.