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Tuesday 20 December 2011

Review: Rainbow Magic : Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy

Let me introduce you to Natalie. She is the Christmas stocking fairy.

Did you know there was a Christmas stocking fairy? You didn't? That is because she does such a wonderful job!

You see it is Natalie's very special magic that makes sure everything runs smoothly at Christmas time.

This year though, it seems Jack Frost is up to mischief. Oh no! In fact, nasty Jack Frost has stolen Natalie's three enchanted objects! Without them, Christmas will not be Christmas.

The first item is the enchanted stocking that makes sure all the stockings are ready for Christmas. Then there is the magical mince pie that makes sure all the mince pies are tasty and finally the charmed candy cane that makes sure the stocking gifts are perfect for each girl and boy.

It's certainly lucky that Kirsty and Rachel are around to help search for the magical items.

Jack Frost and his awful goblins might be nasty but at the core of it, they just want to celebrate Christmas too, in their own yucky way. Read to see how the goblins and Jack Frost are outsmarted!

This is such a wonderful early chapter book for a young reader gaining their confidence. Essentially split into three books in one and then each book divided by short, sharp and illustrated chapters. They make for a wonderful way to mark your achievement of just how much you have read. For younger readers not yet at this reading level, you could read a chapter to them each night, helping them familiarise with the story to assist when they are ready to tackle it for themselves.

There are so many books in this series to keep you girls (and boys should they wish!) interested and collecting.

A wonderful Christmas read. Happy Christmas!

Title: Rainbow Magic : Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy
Author: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Orchard, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408312797
For ages: 5+
Type: Young Junior Fiction