We pride ourselves as book worms and are really proud that our kids are just like us and love reading books. We find reading is a great way for kids to spend their time instead of watching TV or playing on the tablet. We find it easier as well just to bring a book along with us when we travel to keep them entertained without worrying about battery power. Children’s book author, Alexis Hunter recently contacted us to feature her book called Clara’s Search for Magic which is aimed at kids aged 7 to 9-years-old. So hope you enjoy reading our review with loads of input from our kids as well.
- Overall the book is a nice addition to our collection and will be easily read again at bedtimes.
- We noticed a small typo error in the book on the second page – mostordinary has been written instead of most ordinary but otherwise the book is beautifully written and illustrated
In terms of it being age appropriate, it was perfect and easy to read which we think is important when you want to encourage your children to enjoy reading by themselves.
- Our girls’ only critique was that the story meant that these people weren’t truly magic. Having read the book ourselves,we realise that there is a deeper meaning to it ie there are truly magical people in the book but also people who posses magic in their hearts
- The vocabulary in the book is straight forward and easy to read, it didn’t pose much challenge for someone who is a good reader
- We loved that the book shares of the idea that if children dream enough they will achieve what ever they desire
The headmaster of the School of Magic tells Clara that she is too ordinary to perform magic. Clara must set off on an adventure to meet a host of magical characters and discover where their magic came from in order to find her own.
- Paperback: 34 pages
- ISBN: 978-1539930846
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.2 x 21.6 cm
About the Author
Alexis Hunter is made of everyday magic. She was born in 1980 and lives in the North of England with her husband. By day she pretends to be a serious person and works in the legal profession and by night, she writes fantastical tales, bakes delicious cakes and sings out of tune.
About the Illustrator
The illustrator, Ira Baykovska is from Ukraine and has illustrated several books. Her illustration was bright and child like using the crayon colour pencils technique. In a time full of computer generated block colour its a nice contrast and also adds quite a bit of depth to the images.
How do I get a copy of the book and how much is it?
A copy of the book can be purchased via Amazon here for £5.99.
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* We were given two copies of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own.