Monday, January 21, 2013

Lola the Lollipop Fairy - Lara Ede & Tim Bugbird

Summary: When a new theme park opens next door to their circus, nobody comes to see the Lollipop Fairies' famous show.  Determined to win back their audience, Lola and her friends work hard to create the most exciting act ever and make an amazing discovery along the way! (Summary from book - Image from www.learningdiscovery.com.au)  

My Review:    Our own little Lola (seen below at seven months -- now almost eight) received this book for Christmas from her Oma and she must really love it, because she keeps trying to eat the pages.  I don't blame her; it's a sweet little book.

Lola, Linda, and Lulu are adorable little fairies with big heads, colorful hair, and snappy outfits.  They work together in a famous circus show until one day a big theme park moves in next door and steals all their patrons.  At first the trio is discouraged, but Lola's enthusiastic attitude leads them to an explosive idea that will save their fairy circus.

 (SPOILER:  They decide to build a fairy cannon and send Lola to the moon! After a great deal of hard work, Lola blasts off and discovers that the moon is not made of cheese, but is, in fact, a giant orange lollipop.  She returns to earth with a sweet new idea to launch all fairies to the moon (for a small fee) and the circus is saved. SPOILER OVER).

Lola the Lollipop Fairy has a sparkly, shiny cover and thick, high-quality pages filled with delightfully vibrant caricature illustrations, that are adorable and engaging for young readers.  The rhyming and subtly alliterative prose give the book a pleasant cadence and there aren't a ton of words, which make this a perfect quick-to-bedtime story.  Of course, the moral of the story is my favorite -- Lola, Linda, and Lulu learn that if they work together, try hard, and never give up, anything is possible!

The author has several other books (Camilla the Cupcake Fairy and Daisy the Doughnut Fairy) but, for some reason, I don't think I'll be able to love them as much as this one.
(Lola Grace, Christmas morning at the Oja house ---->)

My Rating:  4 Stars.

For the sensitive reader: Parents concerned about the presence of sugary sweets in this book needn't worry. Lola does not go on a lollipop bender.

Sum it up:  A sweet little book.

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