Review of Penelope Anne Cole’s “Magical Max and Magical MIckey”

Magical Max and Magical Mickey

What fun to be part of a magical family!

Magical Matthew is called home from college and questions Magical Mea, who is now in middle school, about the mysterious family meeting. They don’t have long to wait.

In MAGICAL MAX AND MAGICAL MICKEY, Penelope Anne Cole’s chapter book for grades 1-3, Matthew and Mea’s family will soon be enlarged by two: twin boys that is. The older children, whose magic went away after they lost their last baby teeth, Grandma Nonie, and neighbor Lily are wondering if these two babies will also be magical. If so, they won’t mention it to Mom and Dad, just as they never mentioned Mea’s and Matt’s special talents.

Sure enough, when the boys are three years old, their magical abilities start to show up. They quickly build a lounge chair with  plastic blocks so Grandma Nonie has a place to land when she falls. It looks as if they are going to be as helpful as Matt and Mea are in the other books in this Magical series.

But I’m not going to reveal all the secrets in this clever book, illustrated in a realistic way by award winning artist Kevin Scott Collier.

I enjoyed seeing Matthew and Mea growing up;  it’s like watching neighbor children. I think this is probably unique in a series, and a good  idea to keep the readers interested and coming back.

Penelope Anne Cole is the Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew and Magical Mea 
plus Mateo Mágico  (Spanish) and Ten Little Tricksters. Also, Magical Mea Goes to School.

Ms. Cole has used her books to show the story arc in response to literature lessons (main character has a problem or obstacle). How does MC solve problem, get around obstacle in the climax, then what does MC learn, how do they grow, and then their response to the surprise ending.

Attention teachers: Ms Cole does Free Skype Author Visits.

Folks can contact her to order a signed copy using the contact form on her blog or through her website.  Or they can order ebooks and print copies on Amazon.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pennyannecole
    Sep 29, 2015 @ 22:33:14

    Hi Barbara, thanks for the wonderful review of my new book! I really appreciate your supportive comments–so glad you you liked this book and my Magical series. I think it’s important for kids to see that they will change as they grow up, they can have goals that they can achieve, and still be part of a supportive family unit–we’re all in this together. Thank you so much. Penny


  2. Barbara Cairns
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 10:47:26

    Congratulations to Penny for her latest Magical book! A nice review as always, Barbara.


  3. barbarabockman
    Oct 03, 2015 @ 11:10:13

    Penny, I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book.
    Barbara, Thanks for your comments.


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