Thursday, July 2, 2015
Morning Magic By Giles Smith Book Review
It's the first day of a new school year for Emily, a trainee witch. After a hasty breakfast she rushes to her room to get dressed. After all, she doesn't want to be late on day one! But her clothing seems to have other ideas. Her chest of drawers is feeling grumpy and won't open. Her socks don't want to be worn and make a mad dash for freedom. And her witch's hat is simply missing in action. Despite these delays, can she figure out the 'Get Dressed' spell and still make it to school on time?
Morning Magic is Book 1 of the new Everyday Magic Series. This series will be the basis for a new programme of sight-word tools for kids aged 5-7, where the main stories will be developed into small self-readers packed with sight words.
The book, Morning Magic by Giles Smith, took my daughters to the first-day-of-school struggles of Emily, a young witch trainee. My 6 year old daughter read the book by herself with ease and understood it while my 4 year old daughter listened. The illustrations were colorful, vivid and nice which caught my daughters' attention. My 6 year old daughter was laughing while she was reading the book because she could relate to how Emily struggled finding misplaced things in the morning and getting ready for school because honestly, shh, we have the same situation in the morning minus the magic and spells of course. :)
I like that the story has a rhyming way and that the words used are simple and are easily understood by my 2 daughters. It's a nice, short book which my daughters loved.
You can purchase the book, Morning Magic by Giles Smith HERE.