Read this, then go build a fairy garden in your yard.

Summary:

How do flowers get their colors? How do the plants know when to come out of the ground? Is it fairies that help bring in the season? This story in verse is told in rhyming questions inviting the reader to explore the season as the world emerges from winter. 


Parent Perspective:
My eyes were instantly drawn to the Black fairy on the cover. What a lovely, lovely welcome. There are fairies of all "nationalities" within, each expertly depicted without stereotype. The "story" is in rhyming verse and is a series of questions about what makes spring happen. There were a few hiccups in the cadence, but nothing glaring. 

The best part, though, is the illustrations. The colors are perfect and the fairies diverse, but it is the other activities on the page that will engage young readers and their imaginations. Who doesn't love a cute hedgehog? Definitely a book to consider if you're looking for something fun and imaginative to welcome the season.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

A diverse cast of fairies and cute rhyme engage readers to think about spring and celebrate the season. 

Type of Book:
This is a picture book about spring, fairies, and nature.
Educational Themes:

Talk about the things you like to do in the spring. If your child is smitten with fairies, consider creating fairy gardens in your yard. Other ideas would be to plant a garden, draw/color pictures, or just take a nature walk.

Reading Level:
3.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a sweet story, but its seasonal theme limits its desirability for home libraries.

Title Do Fairies Bring the Spring
Author Liz Gardner Walsh
Publisher Down East Books © 2017
Illustrators Hazel Mitchell
ISBN 9781608936342
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Fantasy, Seasons
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