A couple of weeks ago, in the middle of a HUGE blizzard, this bright and sunny book came into the world. This is the second in the seasonal fairies series, illustrated by fairy godmother, Hazel Mitchell and published by Downeast Books. Now that the snow has melted a bit, and the days are getting longer, it actually feels like spring is right around the corner. And as some subtle signs begin to emerge, it seems as if the fairies really might be ringing their bells or tapping their little feet to help things along.
To celebrate the book’s launch, I am giving away a signed copy of the book, a packet of magical fairy seeds, and a Mini Fairy Garden Kit. To enter, share this post and leave a comment either here or on Facebook. Drawing will happen on March 3. Good luck!
To learn more about the book and to buy a copy, visit the following
link or go to your independent book or gift store to order.
Could fairies be responsible for the remarkable transformation from winter to spring? In this whimsical outing from the duo behind Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?, Mitchell’s cheerful images, rendered in pastel shades, show fairies dressed in petticoats and ballet slippers joyfully planting and tending to flowers. Meanwhile, Walsh unspools an array of hypothetical questions for readers to ponder: “Do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels/ to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils?” she writes as tiny hedgehogs and ladybugs assist a multicultural array of fairies hand-painting flowers in full bloom. Befitting the miniature subject matter, Mitchell’s delicate scenes are crammed with tiny details of fairy life that imaginative readers will enjoy poring over … children familiar with the energy that comes with spring’s arrival will feel it in the pages. A closing list of fairy-themed outdoor activities (including making a welcome sign and planting milkweed) offer light suggestions for children who are perhaps already well acquainted with the building of fairy houses.