Sunday, May 4, 2014

Book Review: Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day (Whatever After, #5)Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Series: Whatever After # 5

In this magical fifth installment of the hit series, siblings Abby and Jonah fall into the fairy tale of Rapunzel . . . and hilarity ensues!

Fractured fairy tales are all the rage, and this series has been a huge hit! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find a way to set things right . . . with hilarious results! With quick thinking and a bit of magic, can Abby and Jonah turn this bad hair day around? Find out in this whimsical adventure!

True. We do always go together. Which is probably for the best.

I don’t think I can hold myself back anymore. My body is a magnet, and the mirror is a fridge.

“Maybe Rapunzel has peanut butter.”
I am a dedicated fan of this series! At the beginning of this year I vowed to read more middle grade fiction, and while I have not been doing so well with that resolution, I never fail to pick up the next book in this series. Abby and Jonah are two siblings who once stumbled upon a magic mirror that has the ability to take them into fairytales. This is the fifth book in the series, so they have already visited fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. This book takes them back to visit the fair and beautiful princess who was locked away in a tower. Yep, that’s right none other than Rapunzel herself!

The books usually start with Abby and Jonah somehow getting the fairy tale a little backwards. They usually do something that throws the natural sequence of events out of whack, and then it is up to them to solve it and make it right so that these fairy tales can play out the way we have always known them. Abby and Jonah make a great team and these books really teach sibling love. Even though they do get frustrated with each other at times, they still love one another and trust one another through thick and thin. There really is a great message here.

This series has been so sweet, and I don’t think the author is finished yet. I am so glad because this is just the type of books that I would love to have my own children become fascinated with. I can’t decide which of these books might possibly be my favorite because they are all filled with humor and lots of fun. Of course this is a quick read, and I do encourage you to get a young child interested in reading by introducing them to this series!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Scholastic Press in exchange for my honest review***

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