July 2013, Egmont, 144 pages, Paperback, Review copy,
Themes: magical wood, using your talents to help the community, having a birthday, what happens when you are super excited, not thinking about what you are doing, accidentally upsetting people, being sorry, making new friends, having heaps of fun, enjoying a party, loats of yummy food and drink
Content: lots of smiles
Summary from Egmont
Enter an enchanted world of animal friends!
Each cute animal has its own pair of pretty fairy wings, and a special job to do in Misty Wood to make it a wonderful place to live.
In book 3, it's Paddy the Puppy’s birthday! As Paddy flies all over Misty Wood, spreading pollen to make the flowers grow, he invites his fairy animal friends to come to his party. And when he arrives home, he’s in for a lovely surprise!
I loved how the often over excitement that comes with birthdays was portrayed - I was surprised by and pleased that Paddy's parents reacted as they did - I fully expected them to be angry. Even more surprising was his sister's sweet reaction. The illustrations raise up the already cute story - my favourite pictures are of the hedgehog (who didn't look that angry) and the cute mice).
Read other books in the series which starts with Chloe the Kitten (Children's, 5 years +, 10/10E)