Glennie Fairy: A World of Many Colors
Independently Published (2021)
Reviewed by Lydia (age 7) for Reader Views Kids (6/21)
“Glennie Fairy: A World of Many Colors” by Melanie Dawn is the story of a fairy named Glennie who likes to wear pink glasses. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to see everything around her as being pink because it makes her happy. Glennie is outside and sees her friends. She sees Ruby the fox and asks her if she’d like to play with the pink berries. Ruby says that she would rather play in the red flowers. Glennie then sees Mr. Bee and wants him to play with her on this pink day, but Mr. Bee doesn’t like the color pink, he likes yellow! To Mr. Bee, yellow makes him happy like pink does to Glennie and red does to Ruby fox. Then Glennie sees Biggie Blue Jay and finds out that he likes the color blue instead of pink! Last, Glennie meets Kiki grasshopper and she’s not feeling very happy. Kiki talks to her and helps her feel better and to remind her that she can look at the world through different colored glasses and see things differently.
I like “Glennie Fairy,” both the story and the character. Glennie is nice, playful, and looks at things in a happy way. I like that the other animals look at things in a happy way, too, even though it wasn’t with the color pink. Pink is one of my favorite colors, too, but I also like other colors that I use to color pictures in my books. I like that the animals are all nice to each other, even though they like different colors, and none of them are mean to each other about that. I like that I can read this book by myself and to other people. I like that the pages are colorful and fun to read! I think that any kid would like to read “Glennie Fairy!”
Note from Mom: “Glennie Fairy” is an important message for kids and adults alike; it is important to not be closed minded when we view things around us, even when the way we view things makes us happy. If we continue to view things our way, then we shouldn’t be offended or upset when other people claim to view things their own way. All in all, “Glennie Fairy” is a cute short story that is easy to be understood by everyone listening with an important and powerful message.