Dorrie the fairy feels like she is no good at anything. She trips and stumbles, she cant spells right and even her fairy godmother is clumsy. Dorrie wonders if she will ever be good at anything.
This a good book for kids with low self esteem. I believe there is a young clumsy Dorrie in us all. Somedays it is just like that. Even though everyday seems to be like that for Dorrie, she still has friends, family and support. She a all around good fairy she just has to see it. Luckily her fairy godmother is smart enough to help.
A little hokie at times but down right cute book.
ISBN 0553486810 - Amazon lists this book for ages 4 to 8, the book says ages 6 to 9. I think Amazon's more likely to be right. Hard as it is to give a cute little kids' book about fairies, of all things, just 2 stars... there's no way I could possibly give it more.
Dorrie and her friends are fairies. Their class is going to be performing the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and it's going to be spectacular - IF Dorrie can manage to stop falling down, bumping into others and, for once, get the rainbow right. She's a bit of a klutz and wishes she could be as graceful as Laurel. Dorrie searches for an answer and, after getting bad advice from Laurel, discovers that her fairy godmother was right - not everyone can be good at everything and everyone has their own special talent. Dorrie figures out what hers is just in time and the performance goes off without a hitch, or at least without a BIG hitch.
Right off the bat, Mixed Up Magic bothered me with little things. Dorrie says the word "mess" in the presence of fairy dust and the dust makes a mess, because "Thoughts guided fairy dust." Since she then frantically cleans up, she clearly thinks about cleaning up... but the fairy dust doesn't follow THAT thought. Worse, Herman commits one of my pet peeves, referring to the floor as "the ground".
Mostly, this is just a cutesie book with nothing special to it or in it. All the cute little fairy references, while fitting the story, just annoyed me. As part of a series, it might interest your little girly-girl in reading, but there's so much better out there that I'd skip this one.
Fairy School book. Clumsy Dorrie's magic always backfires. Maybe her fairy godmother can grant her a wish and make her a good fairy. But fairy fiddles! Dorrie's fairy godmother is even clumsier than Dorrie! How can a mixed-up grown-up help a little fairy figure things out?
clumsy Dorrie's magic always backfires.Maybe her fairy godmother can grant her a wish and make her a good fairy.But fairy fiddles!Dorrie's fairy godmother is even clumsier than Dorrie!How can a mixed up grown up help a little fairy figure things out?