The Magic of Miss Poly Loly

Bedtime Stories Book 1 - Volume 1

Children - Grade K-3rd
28 Pages
Reviewed on 12/04/2017
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Author Biography

KAREN AVRIL, never thought she would be a writer until her daughter Eva came into her life and she started creating stories to tell her at bedtime. Over the years, and with each new addition to their family, the stories would grow until Ines and Mark were waiting for more tales about their favorite characters every single night. One day she put pen to paper and wrote her first book as a gift for her kids so that they could keep the stories they shared forever. But her amazing trio told her that they wished that other children could hear their special stories, that had brought them so much pleasure and joy. This was how this mother became an author, with the love and support of her family.
Now, a published writer, Karen got to leave the rat-race behind and instead gets to create fun tales that touch the hearts of children everywhere. Another bonus is that she gets to spend more time with her family, from trying out new flavors of ice-cream or exploring new places, this happy Mom feels like she is the luckiest person in the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Magic of Miss Poly Loly: Bedtime Stories Book 1 - Volume 1 by Karen Avril is a charming and adorable storybook that conveys a good message to young readers. Mason is five and he lives with his father, mother, little brother Gabriel, and sister Ellie, who is seven years old. Then there is Scatter the cat and a magic person in the family who is his auntie. She shows up just when the family is going through a messy time and her name is Miss Poly Loly. Her smile is bright and she spins her hand and makes a Santa Plant appear in the room. She says the plant will make them glad and fill them with happiness and glee.

I like the way Miss Poly Loly finds magical solutions and keeps the family happy during bad days. The illustrations are colorful and vivid and they give a good pace and movement to the scenes and story. It is a lovely bedtime storybook and can be used for fun and interactive sessions in classrooms. Mason is lovable and so is the rest of his family. I like the concept of the Santa Plant and I also like the way Miss Poly Loly helps the family get through their messy days with her advice. All the characters in the story are real and relatable and children will be able to connect well with the characters and the family. Stories like this are delightful and the fun and magic in the story will captivate young readers and make them feel good.