Quickly: The Magic Spatula (Book Review)

Authors Jeryl Abelmann and Miriam Kronish bring the enchanting story of Quickly: The Magic Spatula to life. This warm childhood memory describes a touching family story.

Quickly is discovered in the upstairs attic in an old dusty box. This seemingly magical spatula brings the warmth of Mommy’s kitchen to life. What is the real secret of Mommy’s Sunday morning pancakes? How did Quickly get its name? A story for children of all ages, Quickly will bring a smile to your lips and a tug at your heart. This universal story celebrates those heartfelt family moments that become treasured with time.

Our Review of Quickly: The Magic Spatula
I cannot deny that I am a sentimental old fool. I can find a story behind and a reason for keeping everything. If I didn’t have my husband to balance me out, I would probably be on one of those television shows. (You know the ones I’m talking about!)

When I got the opportunity to read and review Quickly: The Magic Spatula with my kids, I was super excited! I love a good story that tugs at the heartstrings and allows readers to become just a little sentimental. Ok – a lot sentimental.

In my home growing up, the kitchen wasn’t the place described in this book. And that’s ok. The book made me realize that it doesn’t have to be something from the kitchen – like a spatula – that allows the memories to come flooding back. It can be any item. And it can be any memory. The point is that the memories are there, and how sweet they are.

My kids loved the book. And they have all decided not only to name the spatula in the kitchen drawer, (Flipper is the name of choice), but we now have an entire drawer full of named utensils. There’s Beater (the whisk), Smasher (the rolling pin), King Cut (the kitchen shears), and about a bazillion other names that the kids will remind me of every day from now on. Will the names make our food taste better? I really don’t know. (Honestly? I hope so! I’m still not so good at this cooking stuff!) But, what I do know is that I’ve created a memory with my children. Someday, I hope they look back and remember how much fun we had naming all of our kitchen utensils.

There are lots of great features to this book. Along with a fun to read story, perfect for any age, there are pages to write your own story. (We’ll be writing about naming all of our utensils.) There’s also a vocabulary section where Quickly lets you know what some of the bigger words in the book mean, as well as a recipe for Mommy’s Silver Dollar Pancakes, and a note about the authors and illustrators. All in all, this was an excellent book, and one that I’m glad has been added to our home library.

Want to Read Quickly: The Magic Spatula for Yourself?
You can purchase Quickly: The Magic Spatula at your local bookstore as well as on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble online.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book, Quickly: The Magic Spatula while participating in a blog tour with Parent Reviewers. Aside from the free book, which allowed me to give my personal and honest review, I was in no other way compensated for this post.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.

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