Early Book Review: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is an illustrated chapter book written by Alice Kuipers, and Illustrated by Diana Toledano. It is currently scheduled for release on May 1 2018. Polly loves words. And she loves writing stories. So when a magic book appears on her doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life, Polly is certain all of her dreams are about to come true. But she soon learns that what you write and what you mean are not always the same thing!

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is a cute chapter book for newly independent and developing readers. The illustrations are charming and add a lot of humor and detail to the story. I found the characters, including all of Polly's family, to be realistic and relatable. While Polly gets herself into trouble with her written attempts to improve her day the reactions of her parents, sister, and all are not unexpected and completely understandable given the changes coming to their household. I loved the positive outlook and fun names that fill the book, and that aspects of grammar, writing, and language tools are such a strong aspect of the story and cant teach young readers about how to use this aspects of language. However, despite the educational value of the book- it does not feel like it is teaching lessons, instead it is just a fun and endearing read that I think many young readers can enjoy and relate to.

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is a fun, endearing book that I think many young readers will enjoy, and leave them looking to continue the series. The level of imagination and good humor that fills this book makes it a wonderful book to explore alone, or share. 

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