Early Chapter Book Review: Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure

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Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure by Lynelle Woolley and Karen Wolcott (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 – 9 years

Grade Level: 2 – 4

Series: Flower Girl World (Book 1)

Paperback: 88 pages

Publisher: Markelle Media, LLC (January 7, 2014)

Genre: Contemporary/early chapter book

Source: From publisher for review

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Boasting engaging storylines and vibrant
illustrations, the Flower Girl World series moves beyond how to be a
flower girl by highlighting themes of friendship, leadership, and
acceptance. The empowered, sassy girls and their friends are strong
central characters who continue to grow through their experiences, and
they will appeal to any girl with both dreams and determination.

Iris
is traveling to the Hawaiian island of Maui to be a flower girl again,
and this time she gets to help set up the wedding. But how will she and
her new flower girl friend, Hana, finish all their tasks and still have
time for fun? It’s going to take a lot of hard work and a little
Hawaiian magic. Featuring strong characters and positive themes, the
Flower Girl World books introduce new cultures, customs, and adventures
set against the exciting backdrop of different types of weddings.

Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Flower Girl World

About the Author:

Flower
Girl World creator and author Lynelle Woolley is an award-winning
entertainment creative executive who has held senior positions at both
MGM and New Line Cinema. Inspired by her daughter, a three-time flower
girl, and the princess stories they would read together, Woolley began
writing flower girl adventures that could be enjoyed by any girl. Today,
the Flower Girl World she has created includes award-winning books,
adorable characters, fun gift items, and an informative and
activity-filled website. Woolley and Flower Girl World have been
featured in Us Weekly, Newsday, Mom Talk Radio, Today Show’s mom blog
and many more print and online news outlets.

 

About the Illustrator:

Karen Wolcott is an accomplished illustrator of several children’s books
for Scholastic, Running Press, and Penguin, and such brands as American
Girl and Barbie. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. 


My Thoughts:

These books are so cute! I really like them. In this book, we go with
Iris to Hawaii for her cousin’s wedding. She gets to be a flower girl
again and make a new friend. There are new disasters to face, and the
girls get creative in how they deal with the stress. Iris is also
treated to some first hand cultural experiences.

This is another short and sweet story that will appeal to girls 7 and
up. The characters are fun and the writing is easy to read and
comprehend. It is about the same level as a Magic Treehouse book as far
as difficulty, length, and age range go.

These books are great. I would gladly recommend them to anyone with girls in that age group.

Content: clean

4 STARS

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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