L and I love the Whimsy Wood books by Sarah Hill. Simple stories about Pixies and Fairies and most of all nature.
Fearne Fairy and the Chocolate Caterpillar is no exception. It is brilliant. The perfect length bedtime book. Lots of amazing illustrations.
Having met Fearne before we know she struggles a bit with the finer points of flying, so a landing lesson is well over due. She can’t sing either, so maybe she’ll get a singing lesson one day soon. Despite this she is a very sweet fairy and the perfect lesson to show children you don’t have to be brilliant at everything to be brilliant in your heart.
Events lead Fearne to a flying academy recently opened by her bumblebee and dragonfly friends, Bristle and Dewberry. They set out to help her learn to land, without ending up in a messy heap.
L really enjoys these books and all of the wildlife int hem. We spend ages pouring over the pictures as he points out different animals and insects. He giggles at the mishaps and now really wants to learn to fly. My only saving grace currently is the season, the lack of available dragonflies to train him is upsetting but understandable. Hopefully he’ll have forgotten by spring, that’s unlikely though isn’t it.
Every time we read a new one of the Whimsy Wood books his interest in the world around him peaks and he looks for bugs and insects even more actively than normal. That for me is the whole reason I love these books. A great story, coupled with an interest in the natural world.
Disclosure – we were sent a copy of the book in return for an honest review.