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Saturday 18 November 2017

Review: A Little Fairy Book: Kitty (book 1) and Trixy (book 2)

A cute lift-the-flap fairy door on the front cover of each of these books beckons children into a magical world of fairies. And what a sweet and whimsical world it is, brimming with sparkles and flowers and tiny creatures.

Anna Pignataro's deliciously hued and richly detailed illustrations are wonderful fodder for a little one's imagination.

In her tiny village of fairies, at the bottom of the garden, we meet Kitty and Trixy as they flit and flutter through their busy days. 

Kitty, and her pet, Mouse, live in a cosy toadstool, filled with trinkets, baubles and buttons. The little fairy loves numbers and, as she prepares for Princess Pony's party, children are invited to find and count the various trinkets and decorations on each page.

Trixy, who lives in a pink poppy, loves shapes and, as she waters her garden with fairy dust and visits the local market for goodies, children can help her search for stars, circles and hearts on each page.

Pignataro's glorious watercolour and mixed-media illustrations will mesmerise and charm both children and adults, while the  simple language and interactive learning element in each book make them perfect for younger children.

Title: A Little Fairy Book - Kitty / Trixy
Author/ Illustrator: Anna Pignataro
Publisher: Five Mile Press, $12.99
Publication Date: August 2017
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781760409401 / 9781760409395
For ages: 1- 4
Type: Picture Book