Synopses & Reviews
"If you see a fairy ring,
In a field of grass,
Very lightly step around,
Tiptoe as you pass. . . ."
A rich combination of enchanting verse and magical color illustrations make this a truly unusual and attractive book for younger children. The easy and accessible poems--all of them written by major literary figures--share a common theme: fairies and fairyland. Ingenious paper engineering produces illustrated images that change in their details as kids turn the pages. For example, a morning woodland scene becomes a moonlit fairy party when its gatefold is opened. The verses are by Robert Graves, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and several other memorable writers. Robert Graves offers the short, delightful verse, "I'd Love to be a Fairy's Child," and several poets, including Steven Kroll and Thomas Hood, present poems about fairies that visit children in their dreams. Laura Ingalls Wilder's "The Sunshine Fairies," and Juliana Horatia Ewing's "The Rainbow Fairies" associate fairy activities with nature and the weather. These are just a few of the many poems that adorn this fine little volume. It will delight and enchant younger children each time they turn its pages.
"If You See A Fairy Ring is stunning! It's not necessarily a book for children, but it is a book that children will enjoy and love to read over and over again. Each poem has a 'magic window' that will wow the reader! The soft and inviting watercolor scenes will draw you in and transport you into the beauty, magic and wonder of the fairy world." "It is simply one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. Armchair Interviews says: If you love fairies, then If You See A Fairy Ring is a must have. And it makes a charming gift."
Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews, October 8, 2008
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Step into fairyland with Robert Graves, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a host of other classic poets. Susanna Lockheart's irresistible watercolors accompany this beautiful collection of poems, making them accessible to even the youngest audience. The changing magic windows in the book's charming illustrations cast a further spell and add an extra touch of enchantment to verses meant to be read aloud, to be learned, and to be treasured.
Sharing a common theme of fairies and fairyland, this collection of verses features ingenious paper engineering and irresistible watercolors by Susan Lockheart, which produces illustrated images that literally change as kids turn each page. With verses by such literary figures as Robert Graves, William Shakespeare, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, this volume is sure to delight and enchant young children each time they turn its pages.