Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Daisy Meadows
Illustrator: Daisy Meadows
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Rachel and Kirsty are helping their neighbors, the Coopers, plan a birthday party. But one of Jack Frost’s goblins tries to ruin it by destroying the party decorations and putting holes in the balloons. The girls know that they have to stop him, so with the help of Grace, the three girls set a trap. Grace sets her sparkly pink party bag on the table, knowing it will lure the goblin in, and it does just the trick. The goblin is captured and sent back to Fairyland so that Jamie Cooper can have a wonderful birthday party.
Grace the Glitter Fairy is the third book in The Party Fairies miniseries within the Rainbow Magic series. This book is perfect for readers transitioning to the chapter book format. Like in most transitional readers, there are illustrations strewn throughout the book, which allows for less text on a page, thus aiding a new reader’s comprehension. The chapters are short but still allow for many events. The variety of plot elements helps readers build deeper comprehension, especially when information learned in the beginning of the book helps both the characters and the readers predict forthcoming events. Although the story line is predictable, especially if the reader has read other books in the series, the extensive list of titles available will allow readers to have a multitude of fairy adventures from which to choose.