Monday, 31 October 2011

There are Fairies in Northumberland

Do you believe in fairies? What about the little ones around you? No matter whether there are really fairies out there, I think it's good for little children to believe in fairy tales. It encourage their imagination, and give us a great excuse for questions we don't know how to answer!

Kristy, aunt of Scarlett, started her own series of fairies stories, to encourage Scarlett and other children to read and lose their imagination in the stories. It covers stories about fairies living in Northumberland.

Kirsty is launching her first book of the series - The Laughing Fairy, tomorrow (1st November, 2011) at 4pm, Kids 1st Nursery, Hexham, Northumberland. It's open to general public, and Kirsty will be reading her book to the children present, as well as selling signed copies of the first edition of The Laughing Fairy. The best dressed fairy or elf get to win a copy of her book, and she'll be doing prize draws as well.

About the product:
  • £2.50
  • A  percentage of the book will go to The Sick Children's Trust
  • Paper back (8 pages)
  • Illustrated by Gary Hogg
  • A story about the Laughing fairy of the Northumberland and her friends that dwell at the foot of the fictional Bramble Cottage Garden
  • Pictures of Northumbrian landmarks and attractions are used as backgrounds

My review:
Northumberland landmark as background

Very attractive book that easily caught Abby's attention. Nice story and a lovely idea of putting Northumbrian landmarks and attractions in the background to encourage children's imagination. I do think the book could be easily made into a board book which makes it a bit sturdier for clumsy little hands and easier for the children to flip through it themselves, but it's a lovely book nonetheless. And you get to help the Sick Children's Trust as well.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of her gift wrapped book to review; all opinion are honest and my own