Posted by Venus on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Claire Keane
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Journey into a world full of playful fairies, ones who can be found if you just search hard enough. Of course, you may have to put some effort into it and build them a house and get them furniture, but you will soon see your hard work paying off.
Five-year-old me would have LOVED this book. Okay, fourteen-year-old me would have loved it too. I had a bit of a fairy obsession with a bedroom decorated in flower fairies as a teen. I think I was a bit of a late bloomer.
That said, this book is adorable in its simplicity, with a lot of opportunity for some hands on activities. I can see a group of scouts or school-age storytimers building little fairy houses and putting them out in their gardens to attract fairies. Perhaps leaving a treat or two for their little friends. The illustrations by Keane will feel familiar, as they should as you have seen her work in the Disney films of Tangled, Frozen and Enchanted, among other films. Or perhaps you stumbled upon last year's book, Once Upon a Cloud. Delightfully fun, this is a book for anyone who is a believer.