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Monday 13 December 2010

Review: Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy

The latest in the Rainbow Magic series, this book features Kirsty and Rachel who are best friends. Kirsty and Rachel are on Christmas holiday with their families and when they reach their holiday house they discover they have no Christmas Tree. It’s no matter though, they have their fairy friends to help and so they set off on their adventures.

The girls meet Cheryl, the Christmas tree fairy whose role is to choose the first Christmas tree each year and gift the world its Christmas spirit. Of course, the impish Jack Frost, a naughty goblin, has spoiled it for everyone by stealing Cheryl's tree and all its magical accompaniments in order to give himself alone the best Christmas.

Rachel, Kirsty and their fairy friends set off on an adventure where they all work together to save Christmas.

When I mentioned this book to a few friends with girls aged between five and nine, they all lit up and spoke of the various books in the series their daughters have.

I must admit that this book instinctively speaks to the six-year-old girl I once was and I really enjoyed it. I could picture myself sitting on the park bench reading it whilst my brother played or mum shopped. I thought it so sweet to read in great detail of the fashion choices of the little fairies too and found myself smiling along.

It's a story of adventure, magic, doing "good" and friendship. It features short chapters that would make it easy for early readers.

This book is sweet and would make a great gift for any little girl in your life, especially with the addition of a fairy decoration to adorn a Christmas tree on the inside cover.

Title: Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy
Author: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Orchard Books, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2010
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-40830-915-5
For ages: 5+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

This review by Cat Conidi