Annabelle the Reluctant Fart Fairy: book review.
I picked up a Kindle copy of Annabelle the Reluctant Fart Fairy on a whim because the title made me laugh!
OK, maybe there was a little bit more to it than that.
First, I read the blurb:
A Fairy. A Dream. And a Bean Burrito.
Annabelle, like all of her fairy friends, desperately wants to be a rose fairy when she grows up.
But when things go horribly wrong at the Great Selecting ceremony, the fairy queen tells Annabelle she will have to spend the rest of her life as a . . . fart fairy!
Oh, what a logline. Brilliant!
Second, I checked out M.T Lott’s website, forgottenfaries.com.
What is a Forgotten Fairy?
A Forgotten Fairy — or FF for short — is a fairy who has a job that most people don’t want to talk about. Like the snot fairies, the vomit fairies, or the scab fairies.
Without the FFs, people would have a very difficult time existing, but no one seems to care about them.
Forgotten fairies? You got me.
This book was not what I expected. Yes, there are lots of references to bodily functions and Annabelle’s name is Buttocks (“It’s pronouced Bee-you-tocks!“) but there was a clear message: ‘even though you don’t always get what you want, things can turn out OK’. It also touches on important issues like bullying and judging others.
The age range for the book is 9 – 12 years range. Lott does a great job of making Annabelle and her friends sound very typical opinionated tweens. The cover has a modern feel and I liked the artwork scattered throughout the pages. The author does a great job of building up the fairy world ‘rules’ and sets the scene nicely for the other books in the series.
I didn’t always like Annabelle. She wasn’t particularly nice to her brother, and her attitude gets herself put in fairy prison! Is that scary for a 9 year old?
Well, you’ll have to read it to find out.
I didn’t laugh out loud at this book, and it certainly smashes any ideas of fairies as demure little winged creatures. I’m rounding it up to 4 stars on Amazon because it had some interesting ideas I’m sure kids will like.
Recommended for lovers of bean burrito’s everywhere.
If you’ve read this book, let me know what you think below.
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