Super Happy Magic Forest
Written and Illustrated by Matty Long
Missing magic crystals and an evil doer remove the joy out of the happy forest. Only the bravest will be sent to great goblin mountain to get the crystals back where they belong. This colorful, glossy book is very busy with crowded double-paged spreads designed to look like maps for our wanderers. All along the trail, dangers and challenges abound.
Young readers and listeners will enjoy picking out the characters reminiscent of other well-loved stories from the unicorn to the Smeagol look-a-like polishing his gold ring. Children will study the illustrations and enjoy the humorous one liners, some of which only the adults will understand. Teachers and librarians can use it to introduce the epic form of storytelling, while fulfilling
It is a classic epic tale format, though a skeleton of the literacy and/or English standards of the core curriculum. Students would enjoy adding to the difficulties of the quest, or inventing a new one either on their own or as a group project.
- Title: Super Happy Magic Forest
- Author/Illustrator: Matty Long
- Publisher: Scholastic, 2016
- Reviewer: Elizabeth Swartz
- Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
- ISBN: 978-0-545-86059-8
- Genre: Picture Book
- Grade level: PreK to 2