Review 5 star
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Fairy Wobble: Garden of the Seasons-Spring by L. L. Walters is an interactive, creative approach to a children’s book with an engaging storyline combined with built-in activities for read-aloud. The book has 5 chapters and follows the adventures of the child being read to as they imagine themselves into the story. Mother Earth tells them they are summoned to help usher in the Spring. A wise, quirky old wizard named the Maestro helps them learn about their quest—to find a missing fairy, one of the Garden people. Gwendle had disappeared and Spring can’t come without her. Will the young reader be able to find her on the property of Farmer Happy in time to change the seasons so the farm can continue?
L. L. Walters has a truly warm and friendly voice towards kids, while offering notes and suggestions for anyone reading this book to children. During each chapter of Fairy Wobble, prompt sections appear with 3 levels of adaptable actions to get the child involved—for instance, gently clapping their hands if this is a bedtime story, or lots of jumping around if they feel more active. Word intelligence and participation are encouraged with the theme of “Yellow” tied into the plot of Fairy Gwendle and spring, but the guidelines are easy to adjust for the exact reader and child involved. Or you can just continue reading the book’s delightful storyline. Populated by a host of cute fantasy creatures and by children who get to shrink down to magical size and travel through an enchanted tree to a lovely farm with a lot more to it than meets the eye, Fairy Wobble is a thoughtful and excellent book.
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