Pearce, Jackson Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures , 192 pages. Scholastic , 2016. $16.99. Content: Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G Violence: G
Pip can talk to magical creatures, which is very cool except no one else believes her and to top it off things always go wrong. After a giant mess created after she had a chat with some unicorns, Pip is sent out of town. Fortunately she gets to stay with her Aunt Emma, who runs a vet for magical creatures. Pip is excited to learn more about magical creatures and meet some new ones. When there is an outbreak of fire causing Fuzzles, will Pip’s abilities be helpful or just mess things up as usual.
This author has a knack with character building and authentic dialogue. I thought the world was pretty goofy, but the quality writing of the characters really carried me through and I found myself really enjoying this book. I think 2-4 grade students would really enjoy this book, its not too long but feels like you had an wonderful adventure.
EL(K-3), EL – ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.