Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"The Moose Fairy" - a bookwrap


The Moose Fairy 

Authored and Illustrated by Steve Smallman


* Ages:  4-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Happy Yak

* Pub. Date:  July 20, 2021

Language: English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

A perfect bedtime story for sharing with your little ones.

Funny and sweet artwork from Steve Smallman.

Highlights the importance of accepting others and being kind.

The Book   

Moose is excited as he joins The Secret Fairy Club.  He chooses his costume carefully from his dress-up box and feels fabulous and confident. Upon his arrival Moose quickly discovers that everyone in attendance is ... small!  Undaunted he presses forward and successfully completes all the tests presented that qualify him to become a bona fide member.  The others around him tell him that he doesn't fit in,  rude comments, that deflate Moose's morale and makes him feel very sad and an outcast indeed. 

How can a HUGE moose convince his small Fairy peers that he is worthy of being one of them and bring value to their club?  A nasty hungry Fox enters the story and everyone at the Fairy Club changes their minds about moose when he saves the day and becomes their superhero. 

The illustrations are magnificent!  They are colourful, expressive, funny, and enrich the text perfectly.  The message of the book is positive and encourages kindness, acceptance and friendships.  The book's author has included discussion points that will be beneficial to parents and teachers to help build a deeper understanding of the story and the morals behind it.  I highly, highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author/the Illustrator

Steve Smallman has been illustrating children's books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

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