We have been gifted this beautiful book by Robyn for a review, and we received it in a lovely package containing bookmark’s, colouring pages and our very own little bottle of magic dust which we are very grateful for.
The story follows a young boy named Olly who wants to make a magic pie. He mixes up his very own magic pie when his mother shows him that she has her very own magic dust. Olly uses the magic dust and finds himself trapped in Magic land where he meets up with a rabbit and a fairy who are also looking for some magic to help them fix their problems. They stumble across the magic genie and realize that he is in need of some help too. Olly helps the Genie come up with a magic phrase that will help him grant his magic wishes.
This book is magically full of character’s who each have there own need for magic. In need of help they team together to complete the quest in finding the genie who can grant them their wishes.
We really loved that this book was written in witty rhymes that roll of the end of your tongue making it easy to read and to follow along with. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and colourful making them eye-catching for children.
I think this book is easy for children to understand, and follow along with you as you read to them. I think older children would quite like reading this book alone as it does flow really well with the help of rhyming. I think the book would best be suited at 4-7 year old’s. The storyline itself isn’t too complicated to understand and I think children will love the element of magic and genies as much as we did.
Amelia’s favourite characters were Olly and The Genie. She liked that Olly likes magic and she thought the Genie was funny and she liked that he is purple. She would love to take a trip to Genie land too and meet up with the rabbit and the fairy. She particularly liked the magic words which Olly comes up with for the Genie.
Amelia like’s book that are magical and introduce her to a different world, and new characters and this book did exactly that! This is the first book we’re going to add to Amelia’s bookshelf, if you want to send your book to us for review contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!