Rainbow Magic: The Party Fairies: Cherry the Cake Fairy

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Book Information 
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Year: 2005
ISBN: 9780545221689
Pages: 70

Rachel and Kirsty are planning Kirsty’s ninth birthday party. They receive a letter from Fairyland that they are invited to the Fairy King and Queen’s anniversary party. Now there are two parties to celebrate! Many fairies help to plan, but during Kirsty’s celebration, a goblin shows up to steal Cherry the Cake Fairy’s magical powder. The girls and the fairy set a cake trap for the goblin in order to get the magical powder back, which works. Kirsty’s party is a success and the girls are excited to attend the anniversary party in the future.

Cherry the Cake Fairy has a predictable plot with simple sentences and illustrations to help aid comprehension. It is a great book for readers transitioning from picture to chapter books. Since this is the first book in the Party Fairies miniseries, it introduces the reader to the party, yet the girls never attended. This being the case, the reader must continue the series in order to get to the party scene. This allows for suspense, yet it is also disappointing, since there is not closure with the events in the book. Overall, this book is great for very young readers wanting to explore the chapter book world.