Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sofia the First: The Secret Library by Craig Gerber and Catherine Hapka -- OPTIONAL
When Aunt Tilly visits Enchancia, Sofia learns about secret passageways throughout the castle. By following them she discovers a secret library where unfinished stories are waiting for her to give them happy endings. Her first one begins immediately, with a kidnapped pegasus.
While fans of Sofia the First may enjoy this one, it feels less like a story book and more like a dry synopsis of a television episode with flowery illustrations scattered throughout -- perhaps because that's probably what it is. Because of the television-to-picture-book format, the story feels flat and incomplete, lacking in both depth and relevance.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Certified Library Media Specialist