At a market, a fairy purchases riches found in nature. Then releases them for their own good or the good of others. A different season plays out with each stanza of Fyleman’s verse. Visually exquisite, this is a story to be savored by both parents and children, and is a great book to be shared in preschool story time.
"The artist has created a fairy-world of beauty with animals, plants, reptiles and small details making each double-page spread a breathtaking scene. . . luminous." —Publishers Weekly
"What makes this picture book exceptional are the exquisite illustrations." —School Library Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We read it often when she was little. My daughter is now 17, but I still sometimes reach for this book for the comfort of its sweet character and lovely illustrations. Our well-used copy has gone missing, so I had to order a new one. I'm also giving one as a gift to my young niece.
Our family loves this book! The illustrations are bright and lovely, with wonderful detail. Every time I read it I notice another wonderful little element in the pictures. The lesson is as beautiful. The fairy enjoys her wonderful coat all day and then gives it to a frog to keep him warm... she bought a little mouse to help her out at home and at the end of the day she thanked it and let it go, and so on. The rhyme keeps my toddler's attention and the illustrations keep my baby's as well. A must have!