Saturday, August 31, 2013

"The Magic Poof" Book Review

Let me start this post by letting you know that we call our son "curly top." He has the cutest curls, and sometimes it gets a little poofy! {Huge smile!}

When I read The Good Long Road's review on The Magic Poof  I couldn't help but laugh, and smile! She expressed about how there was finally a book with a character that looked like her children. I too agreed with her statement, and through email conversations she connected me with the author Stephen Hodges. I was thrilled when he offered me a copy of his book to review! I couldn't wait to show it, and read it to my 5 yr. old.  

My child not only is biracial he is also a multicultural child. I love that this book appeals to me as a Mom, first because there are very few books out there about diversity, and second it's a book with a character that my son can relate to, and actually see himself.

The book tells the story of a girl who has a ball of poofy curly hair on her head  that is magical; and is also her best friend!   The magic poof is very mischievous, and it can transform itself into just about anything. His personality is actually quite the opposite of Ange-Marie the story's main character. Ange-Marie is reserved, and the magic poof is kooky and crazy! However, through their differences you can see how much they love and accept each other.

When I read the book to my child I spoke in a low-tone voice as Ange-Marie, and changed my voice to sound wacky, and crazy like the Poof!  My son chuckled, and laughed out loud! The illustrations are beautiful, and my son enjoys trying to figure out what the magic poof had turned into.  We'll definitely be looking forward to the upcoming books in this series. The Magic Poof encourages imagination, and promotes acceptance of our differences.  This book has become our new favorite bed time story, and a must in any multicultural or biracial children's library.  

For more information be sure to check out Stephen Hodges' website The Magic Poof

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like such a fun book Frances - I love that the poof has such a personality.

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