Author: Misty Black
Illustrator: FX and Color Studio
Publisher: Berry Patch Press, LLC (2020)
ISBN: 9781951292140
Age Level: 4 – 8 and Up
Grade Level: P-2

Amazon Synopsis If you think Sage was excited to get a pet unicorn, wait until she discovers her mom’s magical little secret. When Sage’s dog, Daisy, spills Fizzle Flakes on herself and turns into a unicorn, Sage is extremely excited. But her mom is worried…

The Fizzle Flakes are now gone, but Sage’s mom needs the them to become tiny and get wings. She reveals to Sage that she’s a part-time tooth fairy and needs the flakes very soon. They embark on an amazing adventure to Fizzle Valley to get more flakes, but the mischievous pixies will do everything in their power to stop them. What exactly are Fizzle Flakes and why are they magical? Will Sage and her mom be able to outsmart the pixies and get more Fizzle Flakes, or will the pixies prevail?

My Review

When Daisy, the pet dog-turned-unicorn spills the last of the Fizzle Flakes, Sage finds out there’s more to her mom than meets the eye! “My Mom the Fairy” is an enchanted adventure to the land of Fizzle Valley where Sage and her mom go on the hunt for more of these magical flakes. Why are Fizzle Flakes so important? Well, if you’re a part-time tooth fairy, these flakes are a necessary part of the job!

“My Mom the Fairy” has charming characters that will entertain little ones from first page to last.  Sage is energetic and lively; the pixies are mischievous and not too friendly – they don’t want to give up any Fizzle Flakes! And mom? Well, what can you say about a mom that moonlights as a part time tooth fairy, except – Awesome!

Having read and reviewed several of the books by Misty Black, I have to say I love her creativity and think she has a wonderful ability to connect with young readers through her stories. As a nice change from all the moral-based stories out there (not a bad thing), it’s often fun to read a story just for the entertainment value, and with unicorns, pixies, magical moms and slime – it’s entertainment at its finest!

About the illustrations.  To state that they are bright and colorful would be a total understatement!  When Sage and her mom enter Frizzle Valley the colors explode and if color could make the earth move you would definitely feel it happening on these pages – rich, vibrant, and energetic – kids will love them. This big kid does! And, not to focus too much on personal appearances, but – can I just say I love Sage’s ombré  hair?!

Overall, “My Mom the Fairy” is a delightful story that will entertain readers of all ages. Another successful addition to the author’s collection. 

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