I received an e-mail from Sarah this week, and she agreed that we should post it, in hopes of finding help from the wider world. I can’t personally offer a solution — my daughter STILL reads any new Rainbow Magic title that comes her way. And lately… she says she wants to take over when Daisy Meadows retires. This despite my explainations about Daisy Meadows NOT BEING REAL!
Whew… where were we? Ah, yes, help for Sarah. She writes:
Saints preserve me, Fiona has discovered Daisy Meadows’ Fairy Series that you used to rant about your prodigy reading a year ago. And since my daughter is not a prodigy, I have to read them to her. I had been deflecting her interest as stealthily but strongly as possible at the library, but when we came across one about a Fairy named Fiona, I could not be so cruel as to resist. And now she’s hooked. And they’re so bland they’re vile. Any survival tips?
So, what do to? Do we huck all the Rainbow Magic and refuse to read anything that doesn’t come with an author photo? Go Oregon-evangelical and host a book burning? Or do we give ourselves over to the fairies and goblins, all the while repeating to ourselves that any reading is good reading?
All advice welcome.