Friday, July 10, 2015
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter -- ADVISABLE
Piper Green lives on a remote island off the coast of Maine. When her brother goes away to boarding school, all she has left of him are his earmuffs. She's determined to keep them on day and night, no matter what her parents, friends, and brand new teacher say. But when she discovers a magic tree that requires gifts in order to give favors of its own, she has a choice to make.
This is a sweet start to a new series. The unusual setting is fascinating and very fun to talk about with my five-year-old. Piper is spunky enough to have personality, but not outright bratty. The pictures are adorable and provide a nice accompaniment for the text. This makes a great read-aloud; as soon as my daughter and I finished the sequel, she wanted to go back immediately and reread both. Looking forward to the next installment in the series.
EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn