The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow

Davenier. Little, Brown, $18 (32p) ISBN 978-0-316-21963-1
In the fifth picture book starring the ever-sparkly Geraldine, this self-proclaimed fairy princess again faces a minor disappointment that she turns around with ingenuity and positivity. This time, it’s the Winter Wonderland Festival that is causing Geraldine a bit of anxiety. She’s certain her music teacher will choose her to sing a solo (“He always says I am the most ENTHUSIASTIC singer in our school”), but when a professional guest soloist is brought in, will Geraldine still get a chance to shine at the festival? Even though the story arc may be rather familiar to fans at this point, Geraldine continues to radiate energy and confidence. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/26/2013
Release date: 10/15/2013
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