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Wednesday 4 April 2012

Review: Lily and the Fairy House

Einstein once said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

The pure delight I had when I picked up this book was like the same feeling I would have had as a child. Firstly the illustrations in this book are exquisite. I had to stop and show my partner to share the experience. The vivid lifelike images are truly magical. You feel like you and reach out and touch this world.

I believe Mr Einstein was onto something. If your imagination can be lit up with the belief and magic of fairies then what else can your mind do?

This book takes us (and I mean transports us) into Lily's garden where she is waiting. She knows fairies live nearby.

Lily has set out a very special fairy tea party using a rose petal for a bed and a gum leaf table. It looks perfect, but will the fairies come?

With themes of kindness and friendship. This magical story is stunning. This companion title to Isabella's Secret will not disappoint. It will make you believe in fairies again.

There is also an extra special treat for you when you unfold the cover to unfurl a beautiful fairy poster and meet all of your new fairy friends in your garden.


Title: Lily and the Fairy House
Author: Jane Tanner
Publisher: Penguin, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: 21st March 2012
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9780670075102
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book