Alyce Joy Rininger
KA-Boom is a wonderful fairy tale for kids with a strong message. Most kids are scared of the unknown, but this story will teach the reader how to conquer fears and soar way beyond them.
The story starts when an eight year old girl, Taylor, notices a sudden puff of smoke bellowing out of her dollhouse. She wonders what it could be. Should she call her Mom? She decides not to, despite the fact that she is scared. Then she notices what looks like a fairy coming out of the clutter on the dollhouse floor. Taylor has been told that fairies don’t exist, but the more Taylor looks at this small being, the more she realizes that it is indeed a fairy.
Could this be for real? Taylor doesn’t know if she should be excited or scared. So, she grabs a flyswatter for her protection, just in case she needs it. But as she looks at the fairy closer, she notices that the creature is so frail and full of soot. Part of Taylor knows that she has nothing to worry about with this particular fairy. Could she be a good fairy?
As the story progresses, Taylor learns that she could spend the day with the fairy. So, the fairy asks Taylor to make three wishes. But the wishes must be good ones. Taylor makes her three wishes. But what she doesn’t realize is how dangerous her wishes will be to bring about. Taylor still perseveres and the fairy protects Taylor from harm several times. Could they become the best of friends? Is there a happy ending to this wonderful story?
This book is a great story for kids of all ages. The reader will learn the importance of having hope and how to conquer fears of all kinds. In addition, kids will learn that fairies do indeed exist and that they’re not so bad after all because they can help kids fulfill their dreams. What a wonderful message for kids!
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor