Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski
The Book Launch Party
- What is your favorite fairy tale character?
- If I lived in a castle, I would…
- What would your costume look like if you were in a fairy tale?
- If you were granted 1 magical wish, what would you wish for?
Mom’s Review of “Dream On” by Sarah Mlynowski
As a Mom, I appreciate that this series is written for a little bit stronger reader (grade 3-5) while still staying true to the morals and situations that I believe are kid appropriate, aka no violence and kid issues, like owning your own cell phone. This book is great for a younger child that has advanced reading abilities, as a read aloud, and for independent readers in the target age group. The main character Abby is kind hearted and talks nicely to her younger sibling (well most of the time – in this book, she calls younger brothers annoying, which I think my daughter can relate too). The main character is an independent, problem solving, creative thinker. Accidentally, she ends up changing a classic fairy tale in an empowering way. In “Whatever After” the princess doesn’t have to marry the price to find happiness. I appreciate the little messages this book implies.
- One must make your own happiness.
- One must find happiness with what you have not what you think you need or want in the future.
- One does not need to find price charming, when a friend is right there.
- Even though little brothers may be annoying at times, they aren’t all that bad.
Seven Year Old’s Review of “Dream On.”
It was truly a fairy tale celebration of reading.
I believe that our goal of inspiring readers was achieved.
Now we can’t wait for book #5!