SUMMARY: Fairy May dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy but she struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong. With hard work and determination she prepares for her test. Will she realise her dream and become a tooth fairy?
Release Date: 1st February 2013
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
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Jo's Inspiration for writing this book: This book is dedicated to my niece who, after seeing that my last book Out and About at the Zoo was dedicated to my two sons, asked if I'd write a book for her too.
It needed to have fairies in it and so I brainstormed on ideas and came up with Fairy May. I wanted her to be a little girl fairy and to show that it's OK to not be perfect. I wanted young children to be able to relate to her and to encourage them to go after their dreams.
The tooth fairy part came about because several of my 5 year old's friends have recently lost their first tooth and he has been full of questions on the subject. My 17 month old is also teething at the moment and so the topic of dental hygiene comes up a lot in our house at the moment.
My Review: This book teaches children that if they have the desire and perseverance, they can achieve anything. Don't give up on your hopes and dreams just because you seem to fail at first, keep on trying and work hard and you will see your dreams come true.
In Fairy May, we follow the little fairy who dreams of becoming a tooth fairy through her hard work and practice to becoming the best tooth fairy she can be. Fairy May is a bit discouraged because she feels the teacher of the class doesn't like her but she perseveres and eventually that pays off. The illustrations are colorful and just right for following our fairy around. We see the teacher; we see Fairy May's disappointments and mess ups; and we eventually see Fairy May's achievements.
If you are looking for a book on perseverance and hard work to help your children achieve their dreams, I would recommend Fairy May as a book to get started.
About the Author: Jo Linsdell is a best selling author and illustrator, award winning blogger and freelance writer. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.
Jo is busy with several projects at the moment. "The Bedtime Book" which is another rhyming children's picture book. "The Writers and Authors Guide to Social Media" and "Virtual Book Tours" which are two non-fiction books.
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