Have You Every Seen a Fairy?

I am not sure how or when they were discovered…

one day they quietly breezed in and stole my little girls heart

and her imagination!!

The Rainbow Fairies appeared first

The Color Fairies ~ not pictured above are the first of the Rainbow Fairies…

Next the Jewel Fairies appeared…

The Weather Fairies…

The Days of the Week Fairies…

The Animal Fairies…

Fairies!!

One of theRainbow Fairies was even named after my little girl…

Well….sort of…

She does  NOT prefer to be called Abigail…

She is ABBY .   Period.  =)

The Rainbow Fairies appeared when ABBY was in first grade.

Abby and her kindred Spirit friend were convinced they were real.

The joy and excitement that filled our girls hearts from these books  overflowed into their little lives!  Many hours were spent admiring, wishing, searching, seeking, imagining, enjoying the mystery and loveliness of the possibility that one day….maybe…

They read book after book, adventure after adventure… sharing in the lives of these little fairies that saved the other fairies during unfortunate situations with the help of little human girls… I remember reading them to Abby at the start of first grade and by the end of the year she was reading them withOUT me!  =)  There are 70 some odd Fairies in the Rainbow Fairy book series!  They are cute, entertaining and gripping (for a first/second grader~!).  The girls loved playing fairies, chatting about them, hoping one day to meet one …  *sweet times*

I think the girls made it through more than half of The Rainbow Fairies…

before I happened upon  Absolutely Adorable and  LOVELY little fairies in the book store!

Have you ever seen these Fairy Books??

I enjoyed the Rainbow Fairy series…

and I would definitely recommend them!

But Hands down The Flower Fairy books are my Favorite!!

They stole my heart and my imagination too!!

I Highly recommend these lovely little books for 1-3 grade readers!

They are OH SO Sweet!!  Each Fairy is named for a flower… and their lives are in the gardens where their flowers grow… they are sweet, caring, admirable little fairies who help each other out and love one another.  Wonderful times reading these with my daughter!~  it has been a few years since I have read them… so I am sure my words will not do them justice!!  They are LOVELY little  books… we started off reading them together and once again… slowly she didn’t want to wait until nighttime reading and Abby would finish them without me!!  =)  and move on to the next one!  The Flower Fairy stories are based on the Original Poetry Books by Cicely Mary Barker who wrote in the early 1900’s.   About the same time frame as Beatrix Potter!

Cicely Mary Barker’s  poems and water colors are Brilliant!!

In the last decade the characters from the poems and watercolors became characters in those fabulous little books!

We adored ALL of these delightful little stories!

These Two were our favorites!!

We even sat one afternoon and sketched …

I wish I could find Abby’s drawings from that day…

Abby still proudly displays the ones I sketched for her that day…

don’t look too closely at the body proportions, K?!!

If you have a sweet 6-9 year old little girl to buy a present for in the near future… there is a good chance The Flower Fairies will capture her heart and imagination as well!

Do you (or did you) have one or two or a few Favorite books series that you read with your little ones that still makes your heart smile??

Hope your day is filled with mystery and imagination!!

Jenn~



10 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Traci yazmış:

    These sound like GREAT books! We’ll have to check em out. Thanks!

  • 2 blueviolet yazmış:

    I can’t believe how many there are in the series! What a perfectly delightful collection of books.

  • 3 Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy yazmış:

    as a teacher I had a few series that I always read with my classes. it is a great thing to start at a young age as they begin to see the connection of characters and such. I haven’t started any with my boys yet. I do change out the books we read every 2 weeks or so and have a few favorite authors. I can’t wait to see what series each of my boys latch onto

  • 4 julianne hendrickson yazmış:

    my kids (at school) love those books!

  • 5 naomig yazmış:

    Seriously?! SO putting these on my kids christmas list… they would LOVE them! We have a true fairy obsession around here. Thank you!

  • 6 Kathleen Smith yazmış:

    Jenn,

    These sound like such amazing books and I have never heard of them before until I stopped by here this morning.

    Love them!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • 7 kendra yazmış:

    Ah, the fairy books. My eldest daughter LOVED them and although she still reads them sometimes, has sort of moved on. My youngest, who is a 1st grader, is just starting in on them and it makes me soo happy. I love it when they find a book they enjoy so that it makes reading fun, because it should be fun! Thanks for the suggestion on teh other fairy books, I bet my girls will love them too. Maybe I’ll pick up a couple for Christmas, which is scarily right around the corner!

  • 8 Lindsay yazmış:

    Hi Jenn
    It seemed like my daughter Jessica had hundreds of those Rainbow Fairy books and she enjoyed each and every one. They have now been passed on but I agree that they are perfect reads. Have you evern heard of The Magic Faraway books by Enid Blyton? They were my favorite books as a child. They were full of fairy type characters who lived in a magical tree. A new land would arrive at the top of the tree now and then and the kids would enjoy adventures there. Your fairy drawings are so pretty.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

  • 9 Laura yazmış:

    Oh my goodness those look like such adorable books!! I have a feeling my daughter (almost 4) is going to love faries someday, I will have to remember these. Love the sketches, very talented! 🙂

  • 10 H-Mama @ Family Team yazmış:

    Yes, we know the Rainbow Fairy series well! 🙂 Our girls love them. We’ll have to look up the other…

    And those fairies you sketched? Great job, Mom!!!

    (oh… and about the pink panther… our piano teacher pulled out loose sheet music, so it didn’t come from a level book?? wonder if they like the pink panther simply because he’s pink? hehe…)

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