Molly’s Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

If you were to ask my girls what they loved to do more than anything in the world, they would tell you, without a moments hesitation, dressing up and reading. If they’re not dancing round the house in Princess dresses, rocking their Halloween costumes in mid July, or designing outfits out of tissue paper and sellotape, then you will find then curled up with a book, gazing at the illustrations, sounding out each word, and losing themselves in a world of imagination. And according to my Mum, I was exactly the same at the same age!

So when we were kindly sent the magical new story Molly’s Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star, by Adam and Charlotte Guillain, the girls were over the moon!

With a gorgeous, bright and colourful cover, the girls couldn’t wait to read the story and, even better, when they opened the cover they were delighted to discover their very own magic wand and fairy wings! Megan’s eyes practically popped out of her head as she screeched, “A real life magic fairy wand!!!!”.

The book tells the story of Molly, a young girl who discovers an enchanted dressing-up wardrobe full of costumes in her Granny’s house. Molly puts on the fairy costume and golden fairy wings and suddenly finds herself whisked off to Fairyland!!

There she meets Fairy Flo who has lost the magic star from her wand and needs Molly to help her find it. On their search for the star they come across a unicorn, a big grey wolf, a witch and a giant. Megan is incredibly sensitive when it comes to any stereotypical “scary characters” in books, and yet our favourite thing about this story was that the characters were all friendly!

All of the characters are brought to life by the beautiful artwork from Garry Parsons, which didn’t go un-noticed by the girls. “The pictures are so pretty!” Megan told me, “I love the pink pages!!”.

At the end of the book Molly of course finds Fairy Flo’s star, returns home and closes the wardrobe until her next adventure. The girls were so excited looking at the picture of the other costumes in the wardrobe and imagining where Molly will travel to next! “I think she will be a mermaid!” Megan whispered, “Or maybe she will go to the moon!” Eva said.

I love a book that not only captures my children’s attention, but really gets their imaginations working. Long after we had finished reading the book the girls were still playing at their own version of Molly’s Magic Wardrobe, choosing outfits from their own wardrobes and travelling to make believe lands. I think that’s always the sign of a good book, and I know that Molly is going to be a character that my children enjoy reading about, and re-enacting, for a long time to come!

Molly’s Magic Wardrobe is available here from Amazon priced at just £6.99.

 

** We were sent this book for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own unless otherwise stated ** 

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48 Comments

  1. April 17, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    I was smiling while reading this entire article. It is so much fun to see our children reading, isn’t it? My daughter is a reading machine and although she has graduated to books with little or no pictures, it is still a joy to see her imagination run wild as she’s retelling me what she’s read. Even as a tween, I think my daughter would enjoy this book and the beautiful illustrations.

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 9:02 am

      It’s so lovely to see them read and I agree, I think even older children would really enjoy this book. I know I was well into fairies even as old as being ten! xx

  2. rara
    April 18, 2018 / 3:27 am

    So cute, it’s amazing to see books likes this that are fun to read for our kids. The experience and how the book brings the child to the magical world brings more creativity. I love to buy one of this.

    PS: the link to amazon is broken

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Oh thank you for letting me know! I will change that! xx

  3. Elaine
    April 18, 2018 / 4:51 am

    That is awesome that they like dress up and reading! And what a cool book. I haven’t seen a book like that. How fun!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 8:59 am

      It’s so fun Elaine, they really love it! xx

  4. April 18, 2018 / 6:18 am

    This is great, I am not into reading and all, but it nice that some kids are into reading which they find it fun. The experience is really great for them, if they read something magical.

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Oh they just love to read, it’s great for them! xx

  5. Chelsea
    April 18, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Aw that’s lovely. And it makes reading fun too. Very educational. My little niece would love something like this.

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 8:57 am

      It’s a lovely book Chelsea! xx

  6. April 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Aww my eldest daughter would love this book so much! It’s a shame her birthday has just gone, perhaps I’ll order a copy ready for Christmas and be really organised 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      Hehe good idea! xx

  7. April 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

    This looks like such a lovely book, my little girl would love this too as she adores story time x

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      Ours too, I love reading with them. xx

  8. April 18, 2018 / 11:52 am

    What a gorgeous book! I love the wings and wand that come with it too! I remember the dressing up stage, it was so lovely! Sim x

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Its lovely to see them getting into character! xx

  9. April 18, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    This sounds like the sort of book my daughter would love! I love how the girls were busy acting out their own version afterwards. My daughter often does that too xx

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Its lovely to see then use their imaginations isn’t it! xx

  10. April 18, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Unicorns, dressing up, fairy wands, pink pages? My 3 year old would be sold in a second!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Haha yes! It’s a little ones dream! xx

  11. April 18, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    what a cute book! Any girl would love this story and the bonus wand and wings, can’t go wrong! thanks!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      I agree, I would have loved it too! xx

  12. April 18, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I love your blog! Very detailed writing, very understanding! Thank you so much for the share! I will be subscribing to you! <3

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  13. April 18, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful book and story, and one my trio would love (despite 2 being little boys, as they love things like this too)

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Harry my youngest loved it too! It’s a lovely story! xx

  14. April 18, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    This is very cute and the book looks great. I love books that really get children’s imagination working. There is a book called The Nowhere Box that I love. It’s about a boy who’s brother is annoying him so he climbs into a box of a washing machine that has just been delivered, cuts and models, adding buttons, etc then he flies into the jungle, meets pirates, flies into space, rides a roller coaster…anywhere his imagination takes him.

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Oh I will look that one up thank you! xx

  15. Jennifer
    April 18, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I love playing on the theme of a book. Whether it’s food, dress up or a craft, it’s a great way to bring a book to life! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:00 pm

      Us too! Such a lovely idea! xx

  16. April 19, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    That’s so cute that they like to dress up while they read books, it must really make them come to life x

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 11:00 pm

      Its a fab idea isn’t it! xx

  17. April 19, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Ah that’s adorable! The book sounds lovely and my daughter would love this book!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Its lovely Stephanie! xx

  18. April 19, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    There’s so much competition in the children’s book market. Authors need to do something special to make their work stand out from the crowd. It sounds like this one has really paid attention to their market and nailed it. Nice!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Yes I love that it offers something a little different! xx

  19. April 19, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    My kids love dressing up and I know my daughter would love reading this book as well. I love all the photos you have shared of your daughter, she looks super cute

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you! xx

  20. April 20, 2018 / 5:58 am

    What a great way to make reading fun and entertaining! We need more books like this!!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      We do! Its a fab book and the girls love it! xx

  21. April 20, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I love the joy of watching my girls’ imaginations grow through good books too. I may be in my 40’s but I still yearn for a fairy wand!

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:49 pm

      Me too! xx

  22. April 20, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I love that it comes with a wand and wings. My daughter would love this despite being only 21months this is going on the to buy list for her birthday x

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Oh Im sure she will love it! xx

  23. April 20, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I adore that it comes with wings and a wand

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      You can imagine how excited the girls were about that! xx

  24. April 20, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Oh, this book is gorgeous. 😀

    The wings and the wand are both amazing too. 😀

    • Laura Dove
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it! We’ve really enjoyed it! xx

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