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Paperback Alice the Fairy Book

ISBN: 0545033144

ISBN13: 9780545033145

Alice the Fairy

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Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. Summary:Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, to transform her dad...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Alice is Adorable!

My 6 yr old loves all the "David" books. So when I saw that Shannon wrote one with a girl as the main character( for a 1st grader to read), I had to get it. The story is funny, the pictures are great. Very imaginative.

Stepping into the mind of a child

I loved it the first time I read through it and I am still loving reading this to my children after having it for over a year. There hasn't been a week that goes by without my daughter or son requesting "Alice" or other David Shannon books. I love his style which is wonderfully expressive and my children love it for it's childlike qualities. If you loved "No David" you'll love "Alice" as much if not more. I would recommend this highly as a gift for any special little one in your life.

My Daughters Favorite Book

My daughter Alice loves this book, especially because she thinks it was written about her, we love to chase and catch frogs (be careful we learned the hard way toads have poison glands) and usually has her fairy wings on when we are home. We had the wonderful opportunity to go to a book reading and signing with David Shannon. Every little girl will love this magical book about a temporary fairy who makes chocolate chip cookies dissappear and likes to take jell-o baths written by a very gracious and talented gentleman. We also picked up a copy of How I became a Pirate for a friends son, a very good read for any little boy.

Alice Put Quite a Spell on Me Even As a Temporary Fairy!

This grand and hilarious farce by Shannon (No David! ) is irresistible! The story is told by its star - an adorable, precocious, preschooler with a fanciful imagination who believes she's a fairy! Accordingly, her blond curls are topped with a tiara, she wears strap-on wings, and wields a magic wand. Admittedly, she's only a "Temporary" fairy because she hasn't passed all of the magic tests or attended "Advanced Fairy School" - prerequisites to "Permanent' fairyhood. Alice exuberantly demonstrates her current array of tricks in loosely drawn, humorous, child-like illustrations. This includes "changing" her dad "into a horse" (having him give her a ride on his back), making herself "disappear" (by turning off the lights or hiding under her blanket), and "turning" her "oatmeal into cake" with "fairy dust" (sugar). She even tries unsuccessfully to do advanced tricks like making her "dog float on the ceiling" or her "clothes get up off the floor and dance around and line up in the closet." She must also protect herself from the "wicked Duchess" (Mom) who once "locked [her] in the tower" (her room) and might to "poison" her with broccoli. Highly recommended for ages 2 to 6


From the author of the fabulous "No, David!" series of books, here's one for the little girls. Alice is the most adorable, precocious girl, who dresses up as a fairy (and is therefore a "temporary fairy." One has to go to a special school to become a permanent fairy.) I was always amazed by the David books because the author perfectly captures what an active little boy is like (exactly like my little brother, also named David). He did it again this time by perfectly capturing a little girl (like many 2-5 year olds) who hates to eat broccoli and take baths (so she hopes to use her magic wand to turn her bath into strawberry jello.) My 4 year old daughter was in stitches over the content and the amazing illustrations. This book will definitely be high on my Christmas list to give to all of my daughter's friends this year.
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