- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Series: Oh My Godmother
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (May 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423163737
- ISBN-13: 978-1423163732
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
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The Glitter Trap (Oh My Godmother) Hardcover – May 14, 2013
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Gr 4-6–When Lacey Unger-Ware gets wet glitter glue stuck in her hair, she never expects it to create a trap. While making a delivery for her father's restaurant, however, she inadvertently captures her nemesis's fairy godmother. The fairy godmother gets injured and can't make Paige's dream of becoming the star of her middle school's musical come true. Fairy rules say that if someone prevents another's dream from becoming a reality, the guilty party will never again have her own dreams come true. That means if Paige doesn't get the coveted role, Lacey won't become the zoo intern for the summer. To make matters worse, Paige can't sing a note to save her life. Can Lacey find a way to make everything right? The characters are well developed, likable, and entertaining, and the plot is involving. The sporadic illustrations are playful and help bring the story to life.–Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UTα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
When your name is Lacey Unger-Ware, how could your life not be full of hilarious escapades? In this good-natured first volume of the Oh My Godmother series, complemented by Halpin’s expressive line drawings, the 12-year-old Lacey faces a challenge when new girl Paige Harrington becomes “Queen of the Sixth Grade.” In a disastrous glitter mishap, Paige’s prickly fairy godmother, Katarina, becomes entangled in Lacey’s hair. While Katarina recuperates, Lacey must become Paige’s fairy godmother or else her own dream of becoming a zoo intern will never come true. First on the spell agenda: make Paige the star of the school play (a musical production of Cinderella, of course). Lacey has her work cut out for her, however, when auditions reveal that Paige can’t carry a tune. Further disastrous results ensure plenty of lighthearted humor. Amid her wand waving, Lacey discovers the real reason Paige needs a fairy godmother, a Prince Charming of her own, and perhaps a new BFF. This modern spin on a popular fairy tale will leave tweens LOLing. Grades 4-6. --Angela Leeper
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Lacey’s typical days involved dealing with the obligatory underwear jokes, her school’s click of Mean Girls, and her “embarrassingly” loud family–that’s enough to stress out any girl in middle-school. But one day she accidentally traps a fairy godmother on a mission to make a dream of the school’s Queen Bee, Paige, come true. After their run in though, the fairy godmother, Katarina, is too injured to complete her task.
By the way, Katarina is not your typical Disney fairy godmother. Think of a mini Joan Rivers, without the potty mouth, with a wand. She’s a handful.
With Katarina out of commission, Lacey subs for her. Because if she doesn’t, not only will Paige’s dreams be smashed but hers as well. In the process of doing this Lacey must learn how to sling spells, dodge dive-bombing pigeons (eww), keep her secret from her BFF and her family, and help out with the school’s theatrical rock version of Cinderella – being directed by the school’s music teacher who puts the D in Diva. Of course she has to do all this within a week’s time. No problem.
Also, as Lacey does her best to help Paige, she learns that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Lacey finds that the popular girl doesn’t “have it all.”
Lacey Unger-Ware is a character that many girls can relate to and admire. She’s a quirky awkward kid who faces her challenges, not just with magic, but with spunk and smarts. Lacey’s a great heroine that has a knack for coming through in a pinch.
The Glitter Trap is an entertaining read, even for an adult. Definitely add it to your tween’s reading list for the summer, or anytime for that matter.
The story is told with humor and the characters come to life on the page as Lacey struggles to make Paige's dream come true. As the story unfolds we learn that no matter how attractive one person's life looks from the outside each girl has their own struggles and challenges to overcome as they come of age in the modern world.
The real magic of the novel comes from Lacey, the story's plucky protagonist. Her first-person narration is laugh-out-loud funny as she leads the reader through her magical misadventures, from darting through a pigeon poop storm to zooming around town on an enchanted moped. Funny and full of page-turning twists, The Glitter Trap is a wish come true for any reader.
OMG: “The Glitter trap “is spelltastic! This is the perfect book for any tween girl.
Lacey manages to get Paige’s fairy godmother trapped in her unruly hair because of a mishap with glitter glue. Due to this unfortunate accident Katarina (fairy godmother supreme) is injured and is not able to execute her duties. Unfortunately for Lacey if Katarina isn’t able to accomplish Paige’s dream before the end of the full moon (in two weeks time) then none of Lacey’s dreams will come true either. Wielding a tiny wand the size of a tooth pick Lacey accepts the challenge and hilarity ensues.
This book is an amazing parody of “Cinderella”. Ingeniously all the characters show up in one form or another and the entire ensemble is utterly loveable.
“The Glitter Trap” immediately captures your attention and funny bone with a protagonist called Lacey Unger-Ware, who has to endure the nickname underwear girl. Only to be followed up with Katarina whose snarky comments coupled with her near life threatening mishaps will have you laughing-out-loud. Reminder: glitter glue is not your friend and never leave a cat in the room with a fairy in the mist.
As if this book wasn’t good enough there are also a few well placed Illustrations incorporated which add to the visualization. Happily it seems as if this will be the first book in the “Oh My Godmother” series.
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