Title: The Wishing Chair Again
Author: Enid Blyton
Page Count/Review Word Count: 180
Mollie, Peter and Chinky the pixie return in this, the second book in Enid Blyton’s Wishing Chair series, in which the chair is stolen by a giant. The wings are cut off, and the children have to get it repaired before embarking on further adventures.
Somehow, it’s not as gripping as the first Wishing Chair novel, but it’s still a good bedtime read for young children – it certainly kept me entertained as a youngster. There are some new characters to meet too, from Twisty the giant to Winks, a naughty brownie who the children decide to rescue along the way.
Like all of Blyton’s books, the short stories are bite-sized and the perfect length for a quick bedtime story, and they hearken from a time when parents actually took the time to read to their children, rather than sitting them in front of a television, an Xbox, a Playstation or an iPad. Ah, how times have changed.