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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Shannon Narrator: Kate Simses Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545164122
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Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's funny picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a nose for trouble and a magic wand.

FORMAT: Paperback book and CD

Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, and to turn her father into a horse! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. This endearing, funny story about a girl and her vivid imagination, is sure to delight every fairy in training!
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shannon again slips comfortably into the mindset of a child, opening a window on that special time of life when it’s easy to believe in magic…Alice—all pink dress, blonde curls and sparkly wings—is a sunny (and ever-so-slightly spunky) delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Alice is a magical delight with whom you’ll definitely want to get acquainted.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “It is [Alice’s] innocence that makes the story so believable and charming. Alice is pretending to be a fairy and the reader wants nothing more than to join Alice as she waves her magic wand all around her world.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Kids will find most of the humor right at their level, in terms of both wit and imagination.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Bennett | 2/15/2014

    " The little girl in this book uses her imagination and pretends to be a fairy. It is a cute book that I would read out loud just for fun because it shows children that it is great fun to use their imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breana Vining | 2/14/2014

    " Made just for little girls, it would not hurt to create "a girl's corner" for the few minutes that it takes to read this story and have them read the book along with you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 2/8/2014

    " I love the pictures for problem solving with my work kids (pediatric SLP). It's a bit too wordy for use with younger kids without major adaptation, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Trump | 2/1/2014

    " This book is about a little girl who likes to pretend she's a fairy. She turns everything into a part of her fairy world, and sometimes gets into a little trouble. This story reminds kids that pretending is okay, but hold on a little closer to reality. You white dress that you colored red, will not turn white again at the wave of a wand. The "Dutchess" (the mother) will not be happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jadin | 1/31/2014

    " Alice has such a great imagination and David Shannon's Art is amazing in this story. As I started reading it aloud, I stopped and went back ... Lily Tomlin's character Edith Ann was channeling me and that became the voice of Alice. I LOVE to read this book to kids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. Sweeney | 1/30/2014

    " This is not my favorite David Shannon book, it feels a little contrived to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 1/30/2014

    " David Shannon's very cute story of a little girl who is convinced she is a fairy. The author does a great job of inserting "magic" into everyday scenes. Fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/22/2014

    " My 5 year old and I (mostly I) absolutley love this book. From a mom's point of view it is so dang funny. The illustrations are so cute they make my laugh so hard I have tears rolling down my cheeks. This story is the epitome of my little girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cana | 1/17/2014

    " Mommy says: Love David Shannon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebono1 | 1/16/2014

    " very easy to read and talks to children about different aspects of their lives that each can relate too.. cleaning, eating vegetables, going to school..etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/4/2014

    " Very imaginative, great pictures, and a funny story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 1/3/2014

    " I love how the little girl turns the cookies into "mine." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Sandford | 12/27/2013

    " Very imaginative and funny a good book for grade 1 or 2... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/24/2013

    " This book was given by Sammi's grandparents for her birthday. It's a cute book and it pretty much sums up Sammi's personality. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 12/19/2013

    " By the author of No,David. Alice is as spunky and sneaky as David and kids love her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pyper (momof5) | 12/8/2013

    " I loved this book. My daughter didn't love it as much as I did, but it's a darling book and the illustrations are hysterical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronster | 12/6/2013

    " Children's picture book. Alice has a great imagination. She shares what it is like to be temporary fairy. Great illustrations from David Shannon. This story is very funny and would be a great addition to a classroom library. Use as a read aloud and in a classroom library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Levinge | 12/1/2013

    " I freaking love David Shannon's illustrations... enough said. No David! makes me laugh so hard every time I read it to a class, so I couldn't help but love Alice the Fairy as well, as I am quite partial to David Shannon. The facial expressions he draws on the children in his books are priceless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 12/1/2013

    " This is, quite literally, my daughter. Prepare to be dusted with fairy dust (chalk dust) at my house. And how do you recharge your magic? By eating ice, of course! It was fun to see Ellie's stage exemplified in a picture book. Fun for little girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 11/25/2013

    " A fun picture book to read to my girls. David Shannon's books are some of our favorites, especially No David. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Miller | 11/6/2013

    " Alice is cute and fun and her imagination is wonderful. This is an inspiring stort of Alice making her own fun with the simplest things and enjoying the fun of acting like a temporary fairy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perl | 10/2/2013

    " My niece's favorite book! And it is good enough that I don't mind reading it over and over and over and over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tubamamma | 9/18/2013

    " Drawings are uncanny valley. story cute enough but drawings are creepy to me. My kids like the story anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauryn | 8/9/2013

    " Cute book I remember my mom reading this book to me every night before I went to bed when I was younger I loved this book so much! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robandsuzie | 8/1/2013

    " This is a fun one to read whenever! We love to read this one and my husband has the cutest voice for Alice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amberly | 1/23/2013

    " I wish I had a little girl to read this to! I laughed out loud a few times. Excellent and funny. Even my 13 year old boy liked this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaina | 12/5/2012

    " Most of Daniel Shannon's books I really do not care for. When I read this book, I loved how Alice used her imagination and pretended to be a fairy. I think it is a great book for children to see what they can do when they use their imaginations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Val | 9/26/2012

    " I purchased this book because I was fascinated by David Shannon's illustrations in "How I Became a Pirate." Its illustrations are not as enriched as "Pirate," but it's an energetic little book: not the tops, but still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 8/14/2012

    " Too cute and funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantelle | 6/24/2012

    " Alice gets a five, she has to. What's not to love about a fairy in training, with all her skilled magic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leyla | 1/21/2012

    " Pretty much like my daughter, it was love at first sight! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fisher | 9/21/2011

    " My sister likes this book. She likes the page with the eyes in the dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/27/2011

    " I liked this book because Alice was cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 2/20/2011

    " She loved this. The toddler is facinated by all things fairy. She would walk around and try to do all the things Alice did so that she would no longer be a temporary Fairy. Great for imaginative play after reading!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 2/3/2011

    " Although Alice is just a temporary fairy, she sure can do a lot of things! This book is too cute with its clever humor and great illustrations. David Shannon always does a great job with his books, and this book is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/13/2010

    " A nice tribute to his daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/9/2010

    " This book is so cute. I love David Shannon's books but this is probably my favorite. The story is of a little girl pretending to be a fairy and all the magic she tries in her everyday world. It takes my kindergartners a little while to figure this one out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seher | 11/22/2010

    " This book is similar to David Shannon's other book called "No, David". Alice, the fairy child is a temporary fairy and can do many "tricks" with her wand. She is working hard to learn all of her tricks. This book is excellent to make text-to-text connections. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tuyet | 11/18/2010

    " Alice is pretended to be a temporary fairy for the day.Students would love this book because it offers connection to the story children have heard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/11/2010

    " This book was given by Sammi's grandparents for her birthday. It's a cute book and it pretty much sums up Sammi's personality. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/31/2010

    " The little girl in this book uses her imagination and pretends to be a fairy. It is a cute book that I would read out loud just for fun because it shows children that it is great fun to use their imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 10/25/2010

    " This is, quite literally, my daughter. Prepare to be dusted with fairy dust (chalk dust) at my house. And how do you recharge your magic? By eating ice, of course! It was fun to see Ellie's stage exemplified in a picture book. Fun for little girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 10/19/2010

    " I just discovered David Shannon recenty, and this book's another cutie! Love the curly locks. And "temporary fairy." Cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa | 9/15/2010

    " Such a cute book! My daughters love this book(and so do I)! We like lots of David Shannon books. "

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About the Author
Author David Shannon

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.

About the Narrator

Kate Simses is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a film and television actresss best known for her roles in Confessions of a Shopaholic, Puccini for Beginners, and What’s Your Number?