Since I knew I would be posting a review of this book on my blog, my plan all along was to read it to the girls. I told Talia we had a new book to read and the next thing I knew, she had already read half of it on her own! (This girl soaks books up!) I had to tell her to stop so we could read together! (Turned out she finished reading it on her own between our reading together, so she knew the ending before I did! :)
Katrina wasn't as into the book as Talia was, so you can take that as an age guide (Katrina is 5, Talia is 8).
The book is classified as "middle grade fiction", and includes black and white pictures (always a bonus for kids' chapter books).
The book is hard cover with 176 pages. (It's also available as an ebook).
There's even a note in the book about where you can go to download the free music and listen to the songs sung by the fairy tale characters! I can't wait until the website is ready because I am already a big fan of Michael McLean's music and I'm guessing he had a little something to do with this! :)
Since this book is for children, we decided it would be fun for Talia to do a "guest review" for you. Here it is:
This book is about fairy tale villains and they all get together and call themselves the Clandestines. They're making a plan to kidnap Santa and they trap him in a snow globe! In the end, the fairy tale heroes find a way to convince the villains to work together to save Christmas.
If you like fairy tales, I think you'll like this book. I really liked that it has so much action. In some stories, evil triumphs over good, but most of the time, fairy tales end happily ever after. The Clandestines want to change that- read the story to find out if they succeed!
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Disclosure: We received a copy of this book to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own!