Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bloom by Doreen Cronin - ESSENTIAL

Cronin, Doreen Bloom, illustrated by David Small.  PICTURE BOOK.  Atheneum (Simon), 2016.  $18.  Content: G.

A long time ago there was a fairy who helped builD a fabulous kingdom.  But because she tracked dirt wherever she went, she was asked to leave.  When the kingdom starts to fall apart, neither the king nor the queen can seem to find the fairy.  But the smallest, quietest, most ordinary girl in the kingdom may be able to do what no other could.  If she is willing to get dirty.

Cronin has done a lovely job of writing a new fairy tale with an excellent message about ordinary hard work.  And Small’s artistic stylings hit a perfect complimentary note.  I love adding new tales to my classic fairy tale canon.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library teacher

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