It wasn’t essential, but they are fun, and when I have my kids read this, they’ll be reading it in print. The Sisters Grimm is the first book in The Fairy Tale Detectives series, where all the fairy tale characters we know from stories turn out to actually live in a town in New York. I loved how Pip’s world was so recognizable as ours, with just the added element of oh, yeah, there are magical creatures. At least in the first book, there wasn’t anything I’d object to content-wise, and it was a fun re-imagining of familiar fairy tale stories. I will be looking for the next in this series when it releases next year. Snow White as a Kindergarten teacher was one of my favorites. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures was really amusing – I loved Pip and was so entertained by her Unicorn mishap. It’s a cute story, and while I wasn’t motivated to read more in the series for myself, I can imagine giving it to my kids to read for themselves when they get older. Magical Reads with The Sisters Grimm & Pip Bartlett
December 8, 2016 By Sheila 1 Comment I haven’t been participating in the discussion much about them, but I did read both of the chapter books for November and December’s Family Book Club. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! They’re trapped under a spell and have had to make lives for themselves there, and it’s very funny learning what the various characters do. This is one where I think the print version is preferred to the electronic version – I read it via Kindle, and there are some illustrations that were either hard or all but impossible to see. Previously on The Deliberate Reader
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