Thursday, May 19, 2016

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale
Written by Alice Kuipers
Illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Little, Brown and Company, 2016. Picture Book.

Violet wants to write a wonderful fairy tale but Victor, who would rather discuss Australian animals, is not in the mood. Eventually, Victor takes a turn writing and the story begins to head in a different direction of which Violet does not approve. The twins begin to alternate turns of adding and changing the story until they finally work together to create a fabulous fairy tale.

This sequel to Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book is simple yet captures sibling relationships well. The illustrations combine pencil drawings and real collages and create a work-in-progress feel to the story. As the twins alternate who is writing the story, two distinct colors are used to indicate which twin is writing. Although younger children might struggle to follow who is speaking or writing, children will enjoy the twists and turns the twins add to the story.

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