Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Paddy the Puppy by Lily Small -- ADVISABLE

Small, Lily Paddy the Puppy (Fairy Animals of Misty Wood #3), illustrated by Kirsteen Harris Jones. 121 pgs. Henry Holt & Company (Macmillan), 2013. $5.99. Content: G.

It's Paddy the Puppy's birthday, and he's so excited he's having trouble performing his everyday fairy puppy task of spreading pollen from flower to flower. In order to burn off a little energy while still being productive, he travels to another field to work, but his mischievousness gets him in trouble a few times along the way. Good thing Paddy is as good at making friends as he is at causing problems.

This is a very sweet, innocent chapter book filled with fairy animals, happy resolutions, and friendship. The chapters are a tad long for the age level, and the illustrations are less frequent than some children may prefer, but the larger font, entertaining topic, and G rating work well for young readers. While this is the third in the series, it stands alone nicely.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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