Pepper, Pumpkin, and the Magical Pajamas: Pumpkin is Missing, by Rita Madison

5_11_17 PP Magical PJs

4 stars

We all know pajamas are awesome. But did you know that they’re magical, too? Pepper sure knows.
But, poor Pepper’s lost her cat, Pumpkin. She’s so sad. She looks everywhere for her best friend! Alas, poor Pumpkin remains missing. What will Pepper do?
Easy to read and well-illustrated, Pepper, Pumpkin, and the Magical Pajamas is a cute kids book. It encourages kids to ask for help when they need it. They’re also encouraged not to give up, no matter how sad they are. It also demonstrates loving relationships between characters.
The only thing I didn’t like was how the narrative jumped to the past, when Pepper first got her cat. It felt disjointed and out of place. Shook me out of the story. I almost think it fits better as the beginning, rather than the middle. There’s a little editing needed. It still reads well, regardless.
It has a cute story. I enjoyed the resolution, as well as the events that lead to it. There was humor in the right places. Characters were likeable. The story itself has appeal. And adults might like it because it doesn’t have quite the same formula as many children’s books do. And, it’s the first in a series.
Buy it here!

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