by Liza Gardner Walsh, (Author) Hazel Mitchell (Illustrations)

Expected publication: February 9th 2017 by Down East Books

4 Stars

Synopsis: 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, 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. ”

My Review: This is another book in the series “Do Fairies…”. It talks about spring and new growth that is brought on with the help of the fairies. It is a great way to introduce spring, growing season, taking care of nature and plants etc. The story is told in rhyme  and Gardner Walsh’s rhyming text may help emerging readers with pronunciation and sounding out words. The illustrations are beautiful water colours that enhance the fairy story. The end of the story talks about the symbiotics of the fairies and the plants. At the end of the story, Walsh goes over ways to help fairies prepare for spring by taking care of the plants and animals that visit gardens. These are great ideas that parents and their children can do together. Any child who likes fairies will love this book. A great book for family and school libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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