From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K A little girl who is Fuchsia in both name and hue blows out her birthday candle, opens her present, and dons the dazzling pink hat inside. She wears it constantly, and one day decides to adorn it with a flower from a fuchsia tree. A voice instructs the child to close her eyes and say, THE FUCHSIA IS NOW, and when she does so, a fairy emerges, ready to grant wishes. Fuchsia asks for some new friends, and magic dust and funny incantations produce a pig, a frog, and a mouse. They play together all afternoon, and, as bedtime approaches, the fairy sends the animals home with a ZIP-ZIP-ZAP! promising they will return the next day. The invocation of imaginary playmates is hardly a new subject; nevertheless, the familiar story is delivered with appropriate simplicity and imbued with bold wake-me-up colors and zany cartoon illustrations. Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
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