Friday, June 6, 2014

BEA Picturebook Reviews: Fairy Birds

Three of the four picture books I got at BEA 2014. 

So, I decided to try and review my BEA books in some kind of order that actually made a little sense... both to me and hopefully to all of you! The next few blog posts will all be about the picture books that I received at BEA, then we'll move on to some of the middle grade, etc. etc.  Enjoy!

Fairy Birds 
by Heidi Andrews and Heather Fujikawa 
Illustrated by Simini Blocker

Have you ever wondered where Fairy Godmothers came from? They come from a Fairy Bird of course! Fairy Birds are Fairy Godmothers in training.They go to Fairy Godmother school to learn the secrets of how to become one. In each book of the Fairy Bird series, the little Fairy Birds learn how to grow one of the six colorful feathers they need to become Fairy Godmothers. (Description taken from the Fairy Birds website)

I really liked the start of this new series.  I think that the concept is very sweet and is used to teach children gentle lessons in a fun, colorful way.  This would absolutely have appealed to me as a child... colors, pretty dresses, girls who can fly! I would have devoured these books.  Check out the sweetness of the illustrations: 

Fun, engaging, and easy to interpret, these illustrations make for an exciting read.  Yes, this book is definitely geared a little more towards girls than boys, but that's not true of all childrens' tastes and one of the other things I really enjoyed about the book is that the characters are inclusive of other ethnicities. The fairy birds attending fairy godmother school are all very different in appearance. 

It really feels like any girl could read this book and imagine herself learning to be kind and giving and taking that one step closer to becoming a fairy godmother! A very cute series that could make a great present for any child looking for a little magic in their life. 

Full disclosure:  Book received from authors at 2014 BEA


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    1. You can buy it directly from the authors at their website: