Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery

And Other Stories

Children - Grade 4th-6th
138 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2016
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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery and Other Stories is a children’s storybook by Julian Padowicz. Mrs. Parsley is an elderly witch who travels on a broom with her cat, Laptop. Laptop also does magic and steers the broomstick better than Mrs. Parsley. The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus occasionally ask Mrs. Parsley to assist them with their heavy workload. When the Tooth Fairy had an awful toothache, she asked Mrs. Parsley to leave money for a little boy who lost his tooth. She delivered presents for Santa Claus, but did a few alarming things Santa would never do. It’s difficult for this witch to carry out these duties so she does and says the most unbelievable things that convince folks she is a loony old lady and not a witch.

Julian Padowicz’s collection of children’s stories is cleverly written. They consist of thirteen magical tales with amusing, inventive themes. Mrs. Parsley happens to be a caring, helpful witch whose character role is as important as the Easter Bunny and the other friends she helps. These fast-moving stories are lively with balanced, crisp conclusions that are still suspenseful. The cover illustration is so nice and is an accurate portrayal of the main character. Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery and Other Stories was written for children, but anyone else who has a little time for a few chuckles will like them. Julian Padowicz has an imaginative writing flair that is engaging. His book will attract the readers it was intended for.