I talk about a lot of books. Now I hope you know that I’m not proposing you go out and buy all of those books. LIBRARIES, my lovelies. The library is your friend. But there are some books you check out, borrow or share, and there are some books that you want to own. Forever.
‘The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies’ is one to own. FOREVER. And hopefully one that your grandchildren will own forever.
(Do you see this? ‘Assorted Pixies, Mermaids, Brownies, Witches, and Leprechauns’ !!!!!!!!)
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I CAN’T STOP YELLING. SO VERY SORRY.
IS THIS ART BLOWING YOUR MIND? My mind is blown already, as you can tell.
I always wanted to find a brownie in the garden when I was little. Hey! All you parents with boys! Most of the stories in this book have boy protagonists. Read them this book so they’ll grow up and be able to talk coherently about fairies to their daughters and then their girls will think they ARE SO RAD.
LOOK AT THIS ART!!!!!! ARE YOU LOOKING????
‘The Cannery Bear’ is my favorite. There’s a FAIRY BEAR! FAIRY BEAR!!!!! With little wings!
MERMAID BABY!!!!!!!!!!!! MERMAID BABY!!!!!!!!!! MERMAID BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
The ONLY way to travel is with a leprechaun because then he can make your horsie fly.
I don’t even know how to contain all the verbal and emotional squealing that I want to do with this book. (SO I DIDN’T.)
I bought it 3 years ago and have been saving it until Julia was old enough for it. As you can see, it’s text intensive, so I think it would be best for ages 4 and up. Maybe 5 and up if your kiddo is antsy like mine.
The art by Garth Williams is JUST THE BEST EVER. I wanted to put this book on the agenda before St. Paddy’s Day because there are several leprechaun stories in it. The title is somewhat misleading actually, because there are far more stories about leprechauns and pixies than fairies and elves, but hey, I’ll take it!
THIS BOOK IS FULL OF MAGIC. It’s the kind of book that you’ll remember when you’re a bazillion years old. (So is this one but it’s a million dollars and impossible to get -- I tried to stealth-ninja bid on it on Ebay and got so freaked out that I forgot my password and lost my bid, so don’t go get it, or if you do don’t tell me about it because I WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND STEAL IT.)