Friday, June 6, 2014

Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell

Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell, 170 pages

Hunky Dory is attending school to become the "Wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow" as her mother loves to say. She loves to eat/bake booger cookies, batwings, and other things witchy. She also follows the rules of being a "good" witch. Though she is the top of her class at her magic school, she still isn't happy being a wicked which. Why does Hunky have more fun granting wishes than turning princes into toads? Or why can't she leave her curses alone instead of removing them all the time? And what happens when she changes a spell her Aunt casts on a little girl named Aurora? Quite a lot! Hunky must choose for herself whether she wishes to be the wickedest witch ever born like her mother wants or a fairy godmother like her heart wants. But will her friends and family accept her if she doesn't follow their path? Her diary entries are fun for kids to read. There are enough illustrations and action to keep the story flowing for children.

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