Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Caarina the Cooking Fairy by Julia Dweck

Title: Caarina the Cooking Fairy
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Gemini
Publication Date: December 2012
Length: 26 pages

Caarina is a cooking fairy, and one day the fairy queen announces that there will be a feast, which Caarina will prepare. But as she tries to make her delicious dishes, things start going awry, thanks to a gremlin playing tricks. Caarina has to figure out how to outwit the gremlin, or the feast will be ruined!

Caarina the Cooking Fairy is another example of the delightful stories I've come to expect from Julia Dweck. Caarina is such a clever character; I was really rooting for her. And the gremlin is funny. The rhyming always flows really naturally, which I find really important in rhyming stories. Forced-sounding rhymes really throw me off!

Dweck has also teamed up with another great illustrator for this one. Gemini draws fairies wonderfully. They're so pretty, and literally sparkle!

4 stars.

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