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*Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1: Prilla's Talent* by Stefan Petrucha, illustrated by Giada Perissinotto and Caterina Giorgetti - beginning readers book review
 
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Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1: Prilla's Talent
by Stefan Petrucha, illustrated by Giada Perissinotto and Caterina Giorgetti
Ages 6+ 80 pages Papercutz April 2010 Paperback    

Pixie Hollow is the heart of a magical island called Never Never Land. Here the reader discovers tiny, magical little inhabitants: Prilla, Beck, Tinker Bell, Rani and Vidia. This first collection in the Disney Fairies graphic novel series contains four sweet stories that encourage problem solving and friendship.

In Prillaís Talent, a hurricane blows through Pixie Hollow and destroys the courtyard. All the Garden-talent fairies are all busy mending their own flowers and canít help Rani fix the flowers and pots. When it looks quite hopeless, a new fairy appears! Prilla discovers her newly found garden-talent.

Like the Wind features Vidia and Prilla competing in an adventure that will decide who is the fastest and smartest fairy.

The Sound of Friendship tells the story of Terrence, who wants to ask Tinker Bell to the Bluebell Festival. Between his uncertainty about how to ask and the emergency repairs on the friendship bells, it looks like he might not ever get a chance.

Best of Friends: Rani and Tinker Bell are best of friendsóor are they? Tinker Bell isnít so sure when Rani begins acting strangely and wanting to be away from Tinker Bell, even though Tinker Bellís birthday is approaching.

Though basic and simplistic, each of the four stories about the fairies deal with social and personal issues such as competitiveness, insecurity, and compassion. The stories all work towards compromise and resolution of problems.

The eye-catching cover of this full-color graphic novel contains tiny little shiny beads that represent fairy dust. The interior of the book is equally fetching, with images on the colorful and detailed images on the shiny pages.

The constantly changing size and lineup of frames makes for a dynamic feel to each page. The clear text in bright white text boxes and the evocative and uplifting expressions of the fairies make each page a delight to read and re-read. Highly recommended, especially for established readers who are Disney Fairy fans.
 
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