The lure of fairies never fades, and the idea that they lurk nearby, waiting to be found, is still exciting to children. And Unzner's (Princess Me) use of photographs (some of which feature fairy-seeking kids) as backdrops for her delicate fairies drives that notion home. Her creations are more cute than beautiful-they have button noses and frizzy hair, and appear fairly rambunctious, even as they evade the children looking for them. Debut author Paquette combines guidebook narrative ("We can see where they live if we know how to look for them") with warmer passages that include readers in the search ("Did you feel that tingle? I think something magical is about to happen"). Text and art work in tandem to create gentle suspense-scenes, such as one in which fairies retrieve a lost slipper just behind the retreating shoes of the searching children, will prompt giggles, and the promise of a fairy encounter is sweetly fulfilled at the end. Though Unzner's sketchy hand-drawn fairies ultimately feel superimposed on, rather than part of, the photographic landscapes, readers should still be enticed by the idea of magic infusing the natural world. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairiesby Ammi-Joan Paquette, Christa Uzner
Could a tulip be a good place for hide-and-seek? Could a bit of dandelion fluff be a pillow? They could be, if fairies live nearby. This book invites kids to have a backyard adventure searching for the telltale signs of fairies who might be residing all around them. Not only can children "search" for fairies in the book's unique blend of art and photography, but
Could a tulip be a good place for hide-and-seek? Could a bit of dandelion fluff be a pillow? They could be, if fairies live nearby. This book invites kids to have a backyard adventure searching for the telltale signs of fairies who might be residing all around them. Not only can children "search" for fairies in the book's unique blend of art and photography, but they will also be encouraged to discover the wonder and magic in nature, whether in a backyard or a local park. The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies is a perfect title for summer!
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The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies is a cute book that encourages children to pay attention to their surroundings, enjoy the beauty of nature, and believe in the unbelievable, Fairy's. Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies is lighthearted, funny, and very colorful. It is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I have ever seen. The images look to be a mixture of actual photographs with drawings of fairy's superimposed over top. It is not cheesy looking at all; it has an almost magical look and feel to it. .Every page is full of pictures and there are many ideas to keep you kid interested in this book as you read, how many fairy's are on each page? How many fairy's are doing a particular activity? Point out different colors, ect... This book is perfect for a little girl, but some boys may enjoy the magic of it as well. This is a children's book. Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com