Kid’s Book Review: Rita wants a Fairy Godmother

Kid’s Book Review: Rita wants a Fairy Godmother

About the Book and Author

Meet Rita. She’s a little girl with very big ideas. When she doesn’t feel like getting dressed in the morning, she dreams up a Fairy Godmother to help her out. Rita’s Fairy Godmother would only have to twirl her wand -swoosh! – and things would happen. But who knows what things…

Rita Wants a Fairy Godmother
Maria Zepf

Máire Zepf is the first ever Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland. Based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University in Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of NI, her role provides a voice for children’s literature in Northern Ireland.

Most recently, she has created the new ‘Rita’ picture book series with illustrator Andrew Whitson published by at Graffeg.

You can see the rest of the Rita series here.

Book Review

This is a lovely little story and left us wanting to read more of the series

Ila said: “I love the pictures they’re so colourful, and look Mummy these flowers are real but the girl is a drawing!”

Ila’s Mum said: We read this at the perfect time, first thing in the morning before getting dressed… “I don’t need a fairy godmother, I dress myself, look!”

And off Ila raced to prove she could do it all by herself and better than Rita did at the end of the story “She doesn’t look ready, she’s only got one shoe on and is that a hairbrush stuck in her hair?!” She laughed.

This is a lovely little story and left us wanting to read more of the series.

If you would would like to buy a copy of the book we invite you to order it from your local independent book shop.

Alternatively, we suggest that you visit your local library and request to borrow a copy from a friendly librarian.

Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ila
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: Strawberries and ice-cream
  • Dislikes: Chilli and onions
  • Favourite book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Favourite Song: The Fairy Song
  • Favourite Film: Sing!