Marshmallow has been reviewing the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books, and so far she reviewed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, all written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay. While waiting for the fifth book to come out in the illustrated version, she came upon another gem: Harry Potter: A Magical Year – The Illustrations of Jim Kay, just hot off the press (publication date is October 2021). As she occasionally does, Sprinkles is asking questions and taking notes.
Sprinkles:So Marshmallow, tell us a bit about this book.
Marshmallow: This is a book that has Harry Potter quotes for every day. Like the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter series that I have been reviewing for our blog, the drawings were created by Jim Kay. All of the pages are richly decorated with related images and backgrounds.
S: That sounds interesting! So every day, you could wonder what Harry or Hermione or some other person from Hogwarts might have been doing that day and the book would tell you?
M: Not quite. The quotes are placed on a date close to when they are supposed to have happened. But for example on the days before Harry’s birthday, there are several days where we get quotes from Harry’s birthday. But still, if you wanted to have some Harry Potter magic for each day of the year, this would work perfectly!
S: That sounds perfect for a Potterhead like yourself Marshmallow!
M: Yes, exactly.
S: So have you checked the entry for today?
M: Yep! Here is me looking precisely at that page!
S: How about your on birthday? Did you check that out?
M: Yes, and it is kind of a sad one, so I won’t tell you about it.
S: Okay, I understand. And we don’t want to give away personal information here anyways…
S: So would you recommend this book to our readers?
M: Yes, of course. Especially people who like Harry Potter and his world will definitely enjoy this book. It is really pretty, the illustrations are amazing!
S: That is a ringing endorsement, especially coming from you!
M: Well, I always like Harry Potter-related stuff.
S: That’s true of course. So would you like to rate this book then? I think I know what the rating will be…
M: Yes, and I would rate it 100%. It is a beautiful book, especially for bunnies who like Harry Potter…
S: So then we are about ready to wrap up this review I think.
M: Yes! I’ll again adapt Caramel’s famous closing line to myself and say: “Stay tuned for more amazing reviews from the book bunnies!”