Book Review: The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish by Pauline Tait

Book Review: The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish by Pauline Tait

The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish
Pauline Tait
Silverwood Books

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What the Book is About

This book follows the story of Leona as she’s looking for the perfect Christmas tree. She gets lost in a blizzard and while her friends are waiting, they help grant Leona’s Christmas wish.

First Impressions

My first impression was to enjoy the whimsical style of the artwork. I wouldn’t say that I enjoyed the colors much, as I enjoy much brighter artwork in children’s books.

What I Liked

The book was well written and the book has a whimsical feel to it.

What I Didn’t Like

I didn’t really enjoy the story. I was disappointed that the book didn’t focus on Leona’s Christmas wish and how it was granted, but rather at her being lost in the woods. I felt that the plot was sort of misguided. 

Final Thoughts

While I personally didn’t enjoy this book, I do believe that many young children will enjoy this story. I think that the watercolor artwork is beautiful and some children will be drawn to it, while others will miss the vibrant colors that many other children’s books have. 


I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to booksgosocial and Pauline Tait for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

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