From School Library Journal
Grade 2-3–These four paperbacks feature the denizens of Pixie Hollow, in Never Land. Beck, an animal-talent fairy, helps to end a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks. Lily, a garden-talent fairy, plants a mysterious seed that grows into a noxious but ultimately amazing plant. Tink, otherwise known as Tinker Bell, is a pots-and-pans fairy whose talent disappears when she loses her magic hammer. Vidia is a fast-flying-talent fairy with a mean streak, whose heart warms just a little when other fairies help her clear her name when she is falsely accused of stealing the Fairy Queens crown. The full-color illustrations are typical Disney animation style. These attractive, fluffy titles will almost certainly fly off the shelves where such paperback series as Tracey Wests Pixie Tricks (Scholastic) are popular.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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Gr. 1-3. Following Gail Carson Levine's leadoff Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005) comes Disney Fairies, a series of chapter books, written by various authors, that take place in Never Land's fairy kingdom, Pixie Hollow. In this offering, Beck, an animal-talent fairy, must stop a war between chipmunks and hummingbirds that threatens to divide the entire forest. Despite contrived plotting and a predictable solution just shy of sentimental, the warring animals' childlike feud and the gentle lesson at the heart of the story will resonate with a young audience. The few sample full-color illustrations included in the galley were ornate and stylized, with a slick, airbrushed look and fairies with wide eyes and voluptuous lips; the full set of final illustrations was not available. Lily's Pesky Plant, by Kirsten Larsen; The Trouble with Tink, by Kim Thorpe; and Vidia and the Fairy Crown, by Driscoll, are being published simultaneously. Krista HutleyCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved