New in 2012, Mara Van Fleet creates a magical world of colors and sparkles for toddlers to enjoy.
The fun begins with the front cover, which features three childlike fairies and a pull-out handle that makes the wings flap. Each page then spotlights one color (eleven colors in all). Rhyming text makes for a read-aloud that slips off the tongue. Little ones will also appreciate the interactive nature of the book - fabrics to feel, arrows to pull, etc.
The "plot" of the story revolves around the fairies dressing a princess for a rainbow ball. All of the characters are refreshingly not grown-up. There are no tiny waists or low-cut dresses - only cheerful faces.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of Little Color Fairies, written and illustrated by Mara Van Fleet! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Friday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!” or “Love it” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* Thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing two copies of the books – one for review and one for this giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #38 Melanie C. Congratulations!
I know the giveaway is passed, but wanted to thank you for the recommendation anyway. This book looks lovely and I know I would appreciate the lack of scantily-clad pin-up girl fairies :)
My daughter changes her favorite color every day, so I know she would love each and every fairy! :-)
My daughters would enjoy this :)
I love that this is about fairies (which my daughter loves) but it is still age appropriate. So many stories out there today for kids have things that I am just not comfortable with.
reejen5 at gmail dot com
I like that the fairies are diverse. This would be a fabulous book for my daughter.
My daughter loves fairies and so do I!!!
I'd love to win this for my little niece, she a huge fan of everything fairy ;)
I think I've made a monster! I got my niece started on The Candy Fairy and Rainbow Fairies book series and now she can't get enough! I think she would really love this book :)
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My little girl would love this beautiful book with colorful pictures.
The illustrations are beautifully done.
My daughter would adore this book! We just redid her room with fairies and such, and she loves books with moving elements, such as the wings with the pull out tab on the front. We're also working on getting the colors down, so i'm sure this would help her learn them!
Such a sweet book....
my granddaughters would love to have this they'd be right in fantasyland
Looks like a cute book that my kids would enjoy.
What a sweet book; I adore the illustrations!
I love that the wings on the cover actually flap! In my 2-little-girl household this book would be a hit!
Very pretty illustrations and a great story line
Its a very colorful book! I love it!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com
My daughter would love this colorful book
I still believe that fairies are somewhere out there.
And so I ask to be inspired. :)
My 3 yo loves anything about fairies. She would like this book.
My daughter will love this book. She is my little princess and she loves reading about fairies, princess', and castles!
This looks so cute! Is K reading yet? Analise knows all her letters, all the sounds they make, but is so uninterested in reading. We have the BOB books which she likes, but she just tries to memorize them and guess from the pictures, not actually sound out the words. We have time, but alas...I feel like I should be doing more to get her reading.
Not yet. She knows her letters and many of the sounds. Plus, she enjoys "reading" books (aka memorizing them and then repeating them to her little sister) and listening to chapter books.
But we haven't been proactive about actually using a curriculum or a "teach your child to read in X number of lessons" type of program. Perhaps we'll try that after baby #3 is born? (I feel like we should be doing more too).
My little one Lily would love this book! Lily loves fairies and princesses. We were in Moab this past weekend and looking for a new sleeping bag and I said our old one had princesses on it. Lily quickly spoke up and said no, it is fairies! Lily is truly my girlie girl. She loves fairies, princesses, and babies. But at the same time she is also happy to go and make sand pies in the creek.
What a great contest - my daughter would love this! Thanks for hosting!
i love board books for the babies,,,and fairies too, yea!
My toddler just loves to read and especially loves books she can interact with (feel, pull, turn, etc). This would be so fun for her Easter basket! :)
Okay, I guess we need some more "girly" themed books in our house to counteract all the trucks and cars and things that go "boom" books! ;)
The illustrations look beautiful. I am sure my granddaughter would love this book and I love the thought of encouraging her to read.
i think my daughter would love this... i love reading to her
I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER...SHE LOVES HAVING SOME READ TO HER AND TO LOOK AT THE PICTURES
What a fun book and I'm guessing one that my three little girls would love!!
I think the kids would love this as they love fairies.
It looks like a lot of fun. I know who this would be perfect for Thank you
Love rhyming books - thanks
What a cute book! I am trying to build my baby girl's book library and this would be perfect. We have tons of children's books I have gotten for my son over the years, but some fun girly one's would be great to add too.
I love the illustrations of this book, I have 2 little princesses of my own who are playing fairy all the time. In fact I have 3 boys that follow those princesses pretending girl stuff is icky but they love these books too. Thank you so much for a chance to win this wonderful book!
Aww I love fairies. This book looks so sweet. And now that I have a granddaughter and one on the way, this would be the perfect addition to their library.
Adorable pictures. My girls love books and dress-up and fairies... It's perfect!
This is a beautiful book! I love it that the characters are "not grown-up" so awesome!
What a sweet looking book. We love to read and spend a lot of our day reading to and with Lily. She would love this book.
What a sweet book! I can imagine little ones loving listening to the rhyming and being able to touch and play with the book as well. :-)