ARC Review: Dory Fantasymagor

Title: Dory Fantasymagory: Head in the Clouds
Author: Abby Hanlon

Genre: Elementary/ Juvenile Fiction

Pages: Print 147
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from Penguin Young Readers partner in exchange for my honest review.  The comments in this review do not reflect the views of the author or the publisher. The copy used in this review is an uncorrected copy from the publisher, some quotes may have been changed prior to publishing.


A loose tooth leads to hilarious hijinks with the tooth fairy in book four of the wonderfully imaginative Dory Fantasmagory series Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Cracker, who wants all of Dory’s attention to herself.

But Mrs. Gobble Gracker has decided to steal the tooth fairy’s job, and flying around in a tutu from Rosabelle, she heads for Dory’s house. It’s time for Dory to come up with a serious plan to get the tooth fairy her job back.

The fourth installment in the wildly popular Dory Fantasmagory series delivers laughs on every page as Dory teams up with her pals, real and imaginary, to save the tooth fairy for all the world’s children–and get her dollar!

Author Bio:

Abby Hanlon has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students’ storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children, and taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book is filled with a large amount of imaginative actions. The book encourages younger children to challenge their imagination. Huge kids shouldn’t be afraid to take risks and embrace imagination. The author did a great job capturing the attention of the reader based on the intended age. There is a hint of sibling rivalry, family quirks, and problem solving. Dory faces many challenges but she continues remain imaginative.

The book is written well and enforces the idea to act accordingly. It does encourage the aspects of imaging. The author emphasizes the reader to consider different options on their actions. This book is intended for grades one to two. I recommend this novel to elementary school children who are in earlier grades. It’s developed well enough to serve as a guide in a reading class.

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