Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Little Color Fairies by Mara Van Fleet (Review)


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, January 2012
Novelty, 16 pages
ISBN-10: 1442434341
ISBN-13: 9781442434349
Grades: P and up
Buy now for only $11.99 at Simon & Schuster.


Colorful fairies abound in this sparkly novelty book perfect for preschoolers!

Make friends with brightly colored fairies in this novelty book that sparkles and shines the whole way through! A magic wand, a satin bow, and a necklace made of flowers, along with plenty of pull-tabs make this interactive book princess perfect. Never has playing dress-up—and learning the names of colors—been so much fun!

My Thoughts:

This has been one of my favorite books to read, as part of this spring book review series.  I love how Savannah is able to interact with the story, by pushing and pulling tabs to make the fairies and scenery move, as well as the pop-up art and touch and feel pages that make up this fun book about fairies.  Through the use of colorful fairies, young children will learn the names of colors as they turn each page.  Young children, especially girls, will love all the glitter and whimsical illustrations.   

Since reading this interactive book with Savannah, I have ordered a couple of Mara Van Fleet's previous titles, and love them just as much as this book.  This book is definitely worth picking up and sharing with your little princess.  I like how Savannah feels like she is helping to tell the story through her pushing and pulling of the tabs in this book.  I see this book staying at the top of our favorites list for a long time!

About the Author:

Mara Van Fleet has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years. She is the bestselling creator of Mama Loves Me, The Very Mixed-Up Princess, and Up the Water Spout and Other Nursery Rhymes among others. She lives with her husband, author and illustrator Matt Van Fleet, and their sons in New York state.

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

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