Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Bridget Heos
Illustrator: Sara Not
Publisher: Clarion Books
It is fairy's first day of school, and she needs to know what to expect. When she first arrives, she will be sprinkled with fairy dust and will hang her backpack to keep her wings from being smashed. For lunch, she has a single sprinkle! If she's shy she's encouraged to wave at new friends and join in the fun. After a wonderful day of learning and playing, she returns home to her family to tell them all about it. Each page of this book brings the magical fairy world to life with sweet illustrations filled with delicate wings, whimsical flowers, intricate wands, and ladybugs.
This book will encourage excitement about the first day of school and give any fairy-loving child much-needed knowledge about a fairy's life. The story teaches children that it is alright to feel shy around new faces and suggests giving a smile or wave when saying hello seems too scary. This is sure to be a fast favorite and would make a lovely gift for the first day of school. It’s a welcome addition to any collection. While short and sweet, it provides a positive message and keeps young readers' attention with subtle humor and beautiful illustrations.