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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Ashley Westerman

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a lot of fun to read to my 2 younger kiddos. They laughed a lot reading it, and then went outside to the dirt and played their own version of the story. It was a lot of fun seeing them playing together like that. Let’s hope for no sibling rivalry now or in the future. We love this author; she always has my kids using their imaginations in interesting ways.

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Julie Johnson

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very sweet book that would make a beautiful gift for a baby shower or the birth of a new baby. It is written in flowy poetry and features a wand that is passed around. As the wand is passed, the person holding it bestows a wish on the young one. It’s very sentimental, inspiring, and sweet!

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Brandy Vaughn

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a sweet book with the text in poetry form. The illustration of handing off the magic wand from baby to parent was pleasant and soft. There isdiverse representation of parents giving each other the magic to give to their babies. It’s delightful to see love captured in the graphics along with the text makes for a beautiful story your children will love!

Review by @bilberrysweet

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Jenni Bishop

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I Had A Magic Wand is a message to everyone who share their love of a child/children. No matter where you are in the world or even if the child is not biological or if you are male or female the message is the same love is love.

It is a short story that is told through almost lyrical rhymes and illustrations. A sweet tale of mother’s love their hopes, their wishes and their dreams for her child.

If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for?

A beautiful read to be shared.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Emily H

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vibrant illustrations help tell a story of wishes to babies from their parents. The wand is handed over to all different type of parents from all over the world bringing one universal wish to bestow on the babies. Wonderful story.

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Jamie Truex

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful story, beautiful illustrations, very diverse. It’s all the things us parents wish for our children. It would make a great baby shower gift. Definitely recommend this book.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Tanya Wall, November 2022

Amaleigha and the Big IdeaAmaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a 5 year old who notices things… she takes time to enjoy her surroundings. Amaleigha’s grandma knows she is going to do great things in her life because of this trait – even though her brother thinks it is just weird. So when she goes outdoors, she stops to enjoy the wildlife, the weather, the grass inbetween her toes. Then one day she has an amazing idea- one that will help her share what she loves with the people of her town! With the help of her family, she creates an outdoor space called the Barefoot Park, a place where others can come to feel the nature between their barefoot toes!

Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Tanya Wall, November 2022

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mira and Carl are the typical brother and sister in this children’s book by Lois Wickstrom. They are always arguing, trying to one-up the other, and get the best of each other. Whether it be board games, books, who they want to be when they grow up – it turns into an arguement. Going to the beach and building sandcastles is the where the action happens. Carl building and Mira finding ways to ruin it… over and over again. At the end of the day, when it’s time to go home and the last castle is built, Mira and Carl ask their dad if they can come back and do it again. Brother and sister fun!

If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Angela Hayes

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 Stars

 

“If I had a magic wand that made my wishes come true,
I’d wave it high and wave it low
And use all my wishes on you…”

 

If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi is a sweet, illustrated children’s storybook that can be enjoyed by both young and old… It is written is a poetic, lyrical style- which certainly adds to the whole feel of this sweet, heart-warming book.
This is a story of a mother’s wish for her baby/children- passing the wishing wand from mother to mother as they each make wishes for their little ones. The messages are touching, tender, sweet, poignant, and inspirational. As I mother, I can really relate to all of the wishes and definitely wish the same for my children and grandchildren, also.
A lovely story to read your child at bedtime, leaving them with meaningful messages of love, hope, family, and unity as they nod off to sleep….
Happy Reading.

Thank you, Melissa Levi!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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If I Had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi – Review by Megan Pesek

If I had a Magic WandIf I had a Magic Wand by Melissa Lavi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I Had a Magic Wand was such a sweet and sentimental story for babies and kids of all ages. It perfectly puts into words the wishes parents have for their children. The story is whimsical and heartwarming. The illustrations are simple while being incredibly diverse to help relay the story.
My own kids loved the rhyming, easy-flowing story and the magical pictures. This is the perfect baby shower or book shower gift!

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