Saturday, 29 August 2015

Where do Fairies Go When it Snows? by Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazell Mitchell (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

Mega cute!
1st December 2015, Down East Books, 32 pages, Ebook, Review copy from NetGalley

Content: fairies, cuteness, humour

Summary from Amazon (I don't benefit by mentioning them) 
Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but what happens when autumn comes and the days get shorter and colder? Now, Liza Gardner Walsh, acclaimed author of the Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook, explores the matter in a charming children's picture book of rhyming questions. Combined with delightful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell this whimsical book will help children discover just where fairies go when it snows and offer a subtle lesson about the importance of helping one another.

Nayu's thoughts
Before reading this book I hadn't thought about where fairies may go when winter comes, but now I most definitely have! It's a read teaming with imagination and cuteness, which will delight readers of all ages. I could happily have spent hours imagining what happens next to the background characters on the page, and what the other seasons are like for the fairies. The ways they hid from snow made me smile, and I image younger readers would go peeking in those places when it snows. The colourful illustrations took the story to a higher level, and are why I'll be rereading the tale many times over. 
For more of Liza's work check out her website

Suggested read
More fairy fun can be had found in the Posie Pixie series, including Posie Pixie and the Fireworks Party by Sarah Hill and Sarah Mauchline (Children's, 5 years +, 9/10E)

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