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After a long winter’s rest with little to do,
are the fairies ready to start something new,
Do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils?
Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but is it the fairies who wake up the earth as the snow melts? Do they entice the trees to turn green and the flowers to grow? In this charming follow up to Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows (Pub 10/15, 1,048 copies), Liza Gardner Walsh, acclaimed author of the Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook, explores the matter in a children's picture book of rhyming questions. Combined with delightful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell this whimsical book will help children discover the world of fairies and learn to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.
|Publisher:||Down East Books|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Liza Gardner Walsh has worked as a children’s librarian, pre-school teacher, high-school English teacher, writing tutor, museum educator, and she holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She lives with her family in Camden, Maine. Award-winning illustrator of more than a dozen books, Hazel Mitchell grew up in England, where she attended art college
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Do Fairies Bring the Spring? by Liza Gardner Walsh, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell is an absolutely delightful and charming picture book about fairies and spring. This book has wormed its way right into my heart! Now, I will admit that I love fairies anyway, but this book is absolutely wonderful! The text rhymes and is nice and lyrical. The pictures are just beautiful, engaging, and full of little surprises. If you really take the time to look through all the pictures, you'll see little ladybugs, snails, bees, other little bugs, and woodland creatures. There's a decent amount of diversity within the fairy ranks, including a boy fairy, and our main fairy is black. I cannot say enough about the illustrations! I'm absolutely charmed by them. They're delightful! One page talks about using tiny brushes and oil pastels to paint the flowers and some of the fairies are holding little oil pastels that they're clearly using to color the flowers. It's just lovely. The text is very lyrical. A few times the rhyming words were stretching it a bit, but they never broke the lyrical pace and flow. It's also obvious that the illustrator really paid attention to the text when she made the illustrations. I highly recommend this book for any fairy lover in your life! It's just delightful!
"When all the blossoms of spring begin to appear, Do you think there might be fairies near?" Thus begins this sweet book, written in rhyme, that exposes the young reader to the magic of fairies who wake up the sleepy plants from their long winter's nap and add vibrant colours to the world as it comes alive. Questions are posed to get the reader thinking about fairies and how they interact with nature and help create new growth and beauty for everyone to enjoy. "Do the fairies pull out all the stubborn shoots and brush out winter's tangled roots?" "Are they huddled around in their fairy house towns, planning on ways to fill the bare ground?" "Do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils?" This charming sequel to "Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows" along with the brilliant illustrations will have your child out in the garden looking for hidden fairies that just might appear and help their own gardens to grow. I am sure upon reading the book kids will have a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Highly recommended.