Friday, February 17, 2017

Do Fairies Bring Spring? - a bookwrap

Spring is my favourite time of the year.  I love the freshness of the world, the brand new plants shooting up, the vibrant colours everywhere and the sun warm against my skin once again.  Spring is a time to celebrate life... plants, animals and people come alive once more and look forward to engaging with the great outdoors.


"Do Fairies Bring The Spring?"

Authored by Lisa Gardner Walsh
Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 12

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations for you to enjoy...

The perfect colour pallet,  the amazing details and the sweet, adorable fairy characters are a HUGE component that contributes to the winning success of this book.   Just take a moment and breathe them in... they are a delight.  

About the book...

"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.

Storywraps rating...  5 Hugs!!!!!

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

About the illustrator...

Hazel Mitchell is the author and illustrator of Toby from Candlewick Press. She is also the illustrator of Imani's Moon (Charlesbridge), One Word Pearl (Charlesbridge), Animally (Kane Miller), Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? (Down East) amongst others.

Before becoming a children's book creator Hazel served for several years in the British Royal Navy before working as a designer and commercial illustrator in England (her home country) and USA. She attended art college in Great Britain close to her birthplace of Scarborough, Yorkshire. 

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