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Cardboard theatre magic for small girls!,
This review is from: My Fairy Showtime (Hardcover)
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This book/fairy theatre will undoubtedly appeal to small girls who all seem to have a thing about fairies/dancing/putting on a show, so Macmillan are probably on to a winner with this one.
It consists of a story at the front of the (hard backed) book (which relates to the actual theatre), then a page of press out shapes, of fairies and fairy bits and bobs, together with a pocket to keep them in (although you just know that their number will gradually diminish until you are left with none!).
You then get to the main event which is the amazing card engineering project which is the fairy theatre which you have to open quite carefully, and once you are ready to play, you can use the attached golden ribbon so that the theatre doesn't keep closing itself. The theatre itself is very detailed, with a trap door on the stage, a fairy flying from the ceiling and members of the audience watching the show. However, there is a lot more than just the auditorium - there is a separate section which is the entrance/foyer of the theatre where you can get tickets and sweet treats, and another section which shows the back-stage area - a seamstress working on costumes, a rehearsal area with piano, and much much more. If you decide to buy this, you will be amazed with the level of detail that has been achieved and way that this has been constructed out of card. I will add a couple of photos to give you some idea of what it looks like.
As is always the case with this sort of thing, you need to be fairly respectful of the fact that it is made of card. Having said that, my 3 children (3,5 and 7) have spent a long time playing with this today (and my 3 year old is a boy and not gentle and kept parking his cars in the foyer!) and it is still in very good condition. I wouldn't recommend this for 3 year old boys, (there are more suitable car parks!), but I would imagine that any little girl between about 4 and 8 would enjoying playing with this.