I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pixie Piper and the Matter of the Batter by Annabelle Fisher
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Greenwillow Books on May 30th 2017
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Also by this author: The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper
In this sequel to The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper, Pixie Piper—who is a direct descendent of Mother Goose—and her adorable gosling, Destiny, head to Chuckling Goose Farm, where she bakes magical wishing cakes, makes new friends, and defends the farm from the evil Sinister Sisters. “A fresh new addition to middle grade stories of magic and friendship; recommended for fans of . . . Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories.”—School Library Journal
Pixie Piper and her best friend, Gray, are off to Chuckling Goose Farm, where descendants of Mother Goose spend the summer learning to master their magic. With her new friends, Rain and Pip, she makes up baking rhymes, plays with her goose, Destiny, and learns how to bake magic wishing cakes. The farm seems safe, but when Pixie finds a shard of glass that belongs to Raveneece, her old enemy, she begins to worry that the worrisome Sinister Sister isn’t as banished as she’d hoped. With multigenerational characters, an emphasis on family, a powerful portrayal of grade-school friendships, and lots of poetry, this is a truly original fairy-tale retelling.
ALA Booklist said, “Pixie’s an engaging protagonist, who faces both fantastical challenges along with familiar issues . . . this will draw fans of classic tales with a twist.” Features black-and-white chapter openers and a recipe.
Riding shotgun in Aunt Doris’s truck, with my good, Destiny, on my lap, I stared out the window and tried to memorize landmarks.
Here is what I thought
Pixie Pipper and the Matter of the Batter is the conclusion to this duology based on the descendants of Mother Goose.
Pixie is spending the summer at the Chuckling Goose Farm with all the other Goose Girls and with her friend Gray. While she is there she gets to learn how to make wishing cakes and learn more about being a Goose Girl, but she is also there hiding out from any of Raveneese’s family. They are afraid that Pixie might be in danger and they try and keep her safe but some times you don’t know who is friend and who is foe.
Pixie learns a lot about being a Goose Girl but she also learns that she might be braver than brave and truer than true but she still has a bit of a problem with getting into trouble. She doesn’t always follow the rules but she really doesn’t mean to cause any harm. Though in the end she still faces her foes and his braver than brave!
I thought this was a really good conclusion to this duology and wraps things up really nicely. I don’t want to say to much because I don’t want to give anything away, but if you like books that have some fun rhymes with in it’s pages then you should give this duology a try. I was really impressed with the authors fun rhyming skills when Pixie or the other Goose Girls did a rhyme.
Great book for boys and girls even if the main character is a girl, there are still some boys in there. 🙂
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