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Title:  The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, Book 2 "The Enchanted Egg"
Author: Kallie George
Illustrator: Alexandra Boiger
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: November 3, 2015

    

ABOUT THE BOOK

There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency-but this one hasn't hatched yet! Mr. Jams brought home an enchanted egg from his last journey, and Clover can't wait to find out what kind of creature the polka-dotted shell contains.

But one morning when Clover checks on the cozy nest of feathers she's made for the egg, she finds it empty, and the baby animal is nowhere in sight! Clover is anxious to find the creature, but the Agency is full of visitors looking for pets of their own. Will Clover be able to match them with their perfect companions and save the mysterious animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip?

With charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, the second book in Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series celebrates the magic of new friends and the power of seeing with your heart. 

                                                                                                                                                                            

MY THOUGHTS

O, how pleasant and happy a read The Enchanted Egg, Book 2 of The Magical Animal Adoption Agency was. It's adorable, entertaining and plain fun!
'An egg is full of possibilities. Especially an enchanted one. The tiniest egg can hold the most fearsome dragon. The biggest egg, the shiest sea serpent' (1)

How's that for a fun opening? Doesn't that just makes you smile and get your imaginations to go wild? What's in that egg?!  Well, I wanted to find out, so I kept reading. Granted, I did not read Book 1 (but that will change very soon) and it didn't even matter because it was still enjoyable and can act as a standalone story. It just happens to be a part of a series that will become popular. Why did I say that? I said that because it's so good that I'm going to buy a copy myself and maybe more as gifts. It's cute with whimsical and magical storylines and beautiful illustrations. Not to mention it's about animals - from dragons to horse fairies to cats with powers and giants and ghosts and witches and anything you can think of.  What little kid would not what to read a story like that? I mean, I'm an adult and I loved it.

© Alexandra Boiger
Book 2, The Enchanted Egg has a neat storyline, a mystery of sort that will get your little one's creative juices working. What is it? How can it do that? Why did it do that? Putting all the clues together, will you work it out like Clover? On top of the mystery of the egg, we also see the variety of characters coming to adopt - you got it, magical animals! How does an adopter fit with the adopted? Can a non-magical (ahem, Muggle) girl handle it? You'll just have to see.  It's a great book to read to your little one or have them read together with you. Great times for learning and having fun together! O, speaking of fun, you won't want to miss checking out The Magical Animal Adoption Agency website, filled with tidbits about the books, the animals and lots of fun activities.

NOTE: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher, Disney Hyperion Books through NetGalley for an honest review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kallie George works as an author and editor in Vancouver, Canada, and she holds a master's in children's literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She finds all eggs enchanting, even ordinary ones. Visit her online at kalliegeorge.com, and discover more about The Magical Animal Adoption Agency at magicalanimaladoptionagency.com.


ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany, where she studied graphic design, and then began a career in feature animation, allowing her to work for Warner Bros. UK and DreamWorks. After transitioning to children's books she has illustrated numerous popular titles including the first book in The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, Clover's Luck Alexandra is also the author/illustrator of her debut, Max and Marla.  She lives with her husband and daughter in California.  See more of her work online at alexandraboiger.com.

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