Tuesday, February 7, 2017

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock is a delightful book that I can't wait to share with my granddaughter who can lick her elbow, because you see, being able to kiss your elbow is a sign that you are a fairy in disguise.

A tiny, three inch, talking dog shows up on the terrace of a lady who is fascinated with animal miniatures and tells her that she will stay if the lady will provide a home for the three-year-old girl who she is the guardian of. The woman doesn't much care for small children, but she agrees because she collects tiny gold, porcelain, and jeweled mechanical animals.

Gloria, the dog, tells Annabel that he parents will return one day, but Gloria isn't telling the girl the whole truth.

This story is full of magic and the sweetness of being a child. Wallace Tripp is the artist of the charming illustrations. This a great book for a 6 to 10 year-old child to read on their own, or you could read it aloud to those who are younger.

Discover magic when you read to a child today. 

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