Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Children's Book Review: The Paci Pixie by Amy Perreault and Cheryl Hajjar


The Paci Pixie helps children through the milestone of giving up their pacifier.  She can be rather dramatic, even flighty or impulsive.  Often times she becomes easy prey for the Potty Pixie's frequent pranks.  The Paci Pixie is the most tender-hearted of all the Pixies and is compassionate and loving to all whom she encounters.

My Review:

The Paci Pixie has recently won a Mom's Choice Award and mentioned in the March issue of Parents magazine, and I can see why -- it is such a wonderful book.  I was amazed at the illustrations done by Steven Perreault.  They looked so real and felt like they were jumping off the page.  Both you and your children will love reading this book about the Paci Pixie as she teaches a young girl that it is time to give up her pacifier.  I haven't seen another children's book on the market that deals with this issue.  Children will relate to the story and hopefully, they too, will be ready to give up their pacifier and move onto the next milestone in their lives -- potty-training (Note: There is a Potty Pixie and book for this too, coming soon!)

Just look at the beautiful illustrations in this book:

What I loved most about this book is how it ends.   Just like the Tooth Fairy leaves a gift for children's teeth, so does the Paci Pixie.  The reader isn't told of the gift, it is just seen in the story.  So, it is up to the parents to decide if they want to give a gift to their child for this important milestone.  What a great idea!  I never thought of giving up the pacifier and giving a gift, but it makes sense.

I can't wait to pick up the Potty Pixie and share it with Savannah when the time comes.

And, as a bonus for buying the book, you also get a Read-Along and Song CD that goes along with the book.  Click here to buy this book now for only $19.95. 

About the Authors:

Amy Perreault was born and raised in a suburb north of Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts studying Human Development and Early Childhood Education. An avid reader and lifelong admirer of children's literature, Amy always wrote creatively as a hobby, while dreaming of one day authoring a published children's book. Amy currently resides in southern New Hampshire with her husband Steven, who designed The Paci Pixie, and their two children. Amy owns a daycare center, and was inspired to write The Paci Pixie by the innocence and inquisitiveness of the children she cares for everyday.

Cheryl Hajjar was born and raised in North Andover, Massachusetts. She began training as a pianist at the age of seven, and studied classical piano while pursuing a degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Although Cheryl has always enjoyed recreational songwriting, she began pursuing it as a career after the birth of her son Dylan and experiencing the joys (and struggles) of motherhood. Cheryl has written, recorded and performed extensively in Nashville and Los Angeles. She has published music for a variety of television and commercial uses. The Paci Pixie song is her first piece of published children's music.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the authors in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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