The Magical Fantastical Fridge {Weekend Reading}

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We are avid readers in our house. It is rare to walk in to our living room and not see someone curled up with a book. I have decided to add a weekly feature, Weekend Reading, to my blog. I will post book reviews/suggestions on Saturday or Sunday each week so we can share our love of books with you! These posts will may contain affiliate links.

Penguin Books sent me a copy of this book to review. I received no other compensation for my opinion.The Magical Fantastical Fridge

The Magical Fantastical Fridge written by Harlan Coben, illustrated by Leah Tinari was released by Penguin Books in February 2016.

This lively book is filled with bright, busy illustrations. It is the story of a little boy named Walden who does not want to set the table for family dinner night because there are so many people (aunts, grandparents,cousins). Good thing Walden doesn’t live at our house! 

When Walden complains to his mom that he does not want to set the table he is suddenly grabbed by a snake from a picture he drew…and is pulled into the magical, fantastical world of his fridge! He hops from photo, to party invitation, to advertisement having all kinds of adventures; some fun, some frightening.

Eventually, he realizes he misses his family and manages to escape, set the table, and enjoy family dinner night.

The Magical Fantastical Fridge is a fun, lively book with bright illustrations your children will love.

The illustrations in The Magical Fantastical Fridge are bright and complicated. I like these types of books because the kids are kept busy with the pictures, finding new details and surprises each time you read the book. My kids have long attention spans when it comes to listening to books, but I think this book would capture the imagination of more antsy/restless readers as well.

The Magical Fantastical Fridge is a fun, lively book with bright illustrations your children will love.

I also love that Walden pops into his own illustrations, fighting his own monsters…literally. 

The Magical Fantastical Fridge is a fun, lively book with bright illustrations your children will love.

He even gets to visit his grandparents…long before they were his grandparents. 

The Magical Fantastical Fridge is fun and exciting. Apollo laughed out loud the first time I read this to him. He now smiles and giggles in anticipation of those fun moments. This is a book that kids will enjoy reading over and over again. 

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