Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fiona's Little Accident

Fiona's Little Accident. Rosemary Wells. 2018. Candlewick Press. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Fiona and her best friend, Felix, had built a volcano. It was going to erupt big-time at show-and-tell. At bedtime Fiona laid out her aloha dress, her sunshine undies, and her new red shoes.

Premise/plot: Fiona finds herself way too busy to go to the bathroom. The consequences of her putting it off again and again and again is an accident in front of everyone during the show-and-tell presentation. Will Fiona EVER be able to live this down?

My thoughts: The answer is YES. I haven't decided if that's because it's actually true OR if it's because Felix and Fiona live in a happily-ever-after kind of world where problems--big and small--are resolved neatly and wonderfully within thirty-two pages.

Felix is a good friend. There's no doubt about that. He's a keeper. Another hero is Victor. If Victor's show and tell had not gone so above and beyond Fiona's "little" accident and wowed the class, I'm not sure Fiona's accident would have been forgotten in less than a minute.

Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 6 out of 10

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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