We love reading to L, it’s part of our bedtime routine. I regularly ignore age ranges on books too, and I’m so glad I did as otherwise I would have never discovered the wonderful Whimsy Wood series by Sarah Hill. I couldn’t be more excited to get to read book 9 Fearne Fairy and the Chocolate Caterpillar.
I’ll quickly explain why I love the Whimsy Wood books so much. Based in a lovely magical, woodland. They are soft and warm and filled with great fun and a strong sense of the natural world. They are the book form of that idyllic childhood feeling we all want our kids to have. You can read my previous reviews here and here.
Fearne Fairy is the exact kind of fairy I think I would be. She can’t sing bless her and I have been likened to a cat being strangled. She hasn’t mastered landing, although she can fly beautifully and I can walk but have been known to trip over my own feet. I do feel a bond with Fearne.
When Fearne finds a caterpillar stuck in a pool of chocolate she helps him and finds a new friend.
This book is just as magical as others in the series and now L goes around checking to see if he can help any caterpillars out of sticky situations and checks his fairy house in the garden in case anyone has moved in. It’s so cute.
I love how much these books make him think. It’s not just the delightful stories or friendship and kindness, it’s the questions. The ‘Mummy what’s that?’s. And I get to point out a moth, a dragonfly, mushroom or flower. He then takes this with him when we are out for a walk. He’ll see a caterpillar and ask if it’s the one from his fairy book.
We love these books and 100% recommend them. You can find more about the series at whimsywood.co.uk.
Disclosure – I have been sent a digital copy of this book to enable me to review it.