BellaMidsummerREV600Reviewed by Alyssa Katanic

I have a little friend who loves to dress as a princess, to sing, to play with her little dolls and celebrate their weddings and families. She is usually dressed in all pink and she always sparkles inside and out! This is a perfect picture of a preschool girl! What better book for such a girly-girl than Bella’s Midsummer Secret by Anna Nilsen?

Bella’s Midsummer Secret follows a cute, frilly fairy though her search for the crown that her princess will wear on her wedding day. The search takes its little reader through a lift-the-flap adventure as Bella asks her friends if they have seen the crown. Of course, her friends are all busy with their own preparations for the princess’ wedding, so Bella must search on, under leaves and behind flowers, in her beautiful garden setting until, at last, she is able to deliver the crown to the beautiful princess just in time for the wedding. The prince and princess are displayed in a full “pop-up” spread that causes little, giddy girls to catch their breath and clap their hands in that innocently beautiful way!

Bella’s Midsummer Secret is a beautifully illustrated book for you to share with that sweet little princess in your own life. It oozes pink, flowers, fairies, princesses, weddings, and all of the frilly details that little girly-girls absolutely adore. Your little one will love snuggling up with you to hear a cute story, but she will also love exploring the lift-a-flap and pop-up surprises over and over again in her own little reading spot.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Alyssa Katanic is a wife and homeschooling mother of 6 children under 10 years old. She loves reading and collecting great books to share with others and knows that one can never have too many!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Pavillion. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.