Official Review: The World's First Tooth Fairy...Ever: The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand

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Official Review: The World's First Tooth Fairy...Ever: The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand

Post by KristyKhem » 08 Jan 2019, 13:46

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The World's First Tooth Fairy...Ever: The Adventures of Abella and Her Magic Wand" by Zane Carson Carruth.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The World’s First Tooth Fairy…Ever is a delightful storybook for children. It was written by Zane Carson Carruth. The story focuses on a little fairy girl named Abella who lives in Tulip Hollow with her family. As per the fairy traditions, Abella and her friend, Darcie, must receive their magic wands from the fairy master. The excited girls fly off to practice using their new magic wands as soon as they are placed in their hands. However, Abella soon realizes that magic can be used to do good things as well as naughty things.

I loved reading this book. The text to picture ratio was cohesively placed which made the layout easy on the eyes. In addition, I found that the font’s size, color, and style was very suitable for a children’s story. Moreover, I saw no errors in this book which led me to believe that it was professionally edited. The illustrations took up the most amount of space on each page, but they were fun images to look at. Many different colors were used, and the character’s facial expressions were engaging. Kids will really enjoy staring at the pictures in this book.

Friendship and helpfulness were the two main lessons that were portrayed in the story. Darcie was an amazing friend to Abella. She encouraged her to apologize to her brother after Abella made a magical mistake and ruined his game. A little animal was also saved when Abella magically helped it avoid danger. I think that youngsters will benefit from reading about these positive lessons, and perhaps they will emulate them in real life.

This was nearly a perfect book, but unfortunately, I discovered a huge flaw. The title of the book clearly sets up the reader for a story about a tooth fairy. There was even an image of a tooth on the cover. Furthermore, the last line of the first page was, ‘Abella was known everywhere as the fairy that started the tooth fairy tradition’. However, apart from these features, there was nothing about tooth fairies in the rest of the book! The book's subtitle, 'The Adventures of Abella and her Magic Wand' should have been the book's main title. Needless to say, I was disappointed that the story left out any tooth-fairy related shenanigans. Therefore, I am rating this book 3 out of 4 stars. I only deducted one star because, besides this flaw, the story and illustrations were wonderful.

This book will most appeal to youngsters who enjoy reading about magic and fairies. Children under the age of five may not understand all of the words in the book, but they will certainly enjoy looking at the illustrations. This is also a great book for parents and teachers to read aloud to kids.

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Post by nonamer_miss » 14 Jan 2019, 06:15

This was nearly a perfect book, but unfortunately, I discovered a huge flaw. The title of the book clearly sets up the reader for a story about a tooth fairy. There was even an image of a tooth on the cover. Furthermore, the last line of the first page was, ‘Abella was known everywhere as the fairy that started the tooth fairy tradition’. However, apart from these features, there was nothing about tooth fairies in the rest of the book! The book's subtitle, 'The Adventures of Abella and her Magic Wand' should have been the book's main title.

I don't think this is nice! I also thought from the cover that this is the story of the very first tooth fairy.

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Post by kandscreeley » 14 Jan 2019, 09:29

The story still sounds interesting despite the fact that children aren't really getting any tooth fairy adventures. I think it would still appeal to young girls who enjoy being fairies or princesses. It's not for me as I'm way over that age. Still, thanks for the review.
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Post by MsTri » 14 Jan 2019, 11:09

kandscreeley wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 09:29
The story still sounds interesting despite the fact that children aren't really getting any tooth fairy adventures. I think it would still appeal to young girls who enjoy being fairies or princesse. Thanks for the review.
Agreed! And since I never really grew up, I'd love to read it just for myself.

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Post by T_stone » 14 Jan 2019, 17:51

Sounds like an interesting story for kids. However, I think I'll pass on this one. Thanks for the review!
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Post by kdstrack » 14 Jan 2019, 21:38

This sounds like such a fun story! I love the name of the place where they live, Tulip Hollow. It's too bad about the misleading title. I would like to read it anyway. I'll just follow your suggestion of focusing on the subtitle! Thanks for a fascinating review.

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Post by KristyKhem » 15 Jan 2019, 10:09

kandscreeley wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 09:29
The story still sounds interesting despite the fact that children aren't really getting any tooth fairy adventures. I think it would still appeal to young girls who enjoy being fairies or princesses. It's not for me as I'm way over that age. Still, thanks for the review.
I agree, its still a lovely story for little girls :)

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Post by KristyKhem » 15 Jan 2019, 10:12

kdstrack wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 21:38
This sounds like such a fun story! I love the name of the place where they live, Tulip Hollow. It's too bad about the misleading title. I would like to read it anyway. I'll just follow your suggestion of focusing on the subtitle! Thanks for a fascinating review.
Tulip Hollow sounds really enchanting, doesn't it? It reminded me of the Enid Blyton books!

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Post by Jessacardinal » 15 Jan 2019, 14:56

How unfortunate! I was loving the educational message in the book.
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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 16 Jan 2019, 13:56

Too bad about the lack of tooth fairies. This still sounds like a cute book though, and it sounds like book my niece would enjoy.

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Post by Goldencheese3 » 09 Feb 2019, 03:48

The world of magic fascinates me, right from when I was a kid. So, seeing a book that promises to offer tales of magic not only gives me the goosebumps but also takes me on a pleasant ride of deja vu.

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