Fairy Hunters, Ink.: Review

Friday, July 24, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Fairy Hunters, Ink. is a children's book by Sheila A. Dane that came out at the end of last year. In the spirit of Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh, Fairy Hunters, Ink. tells the story of the fairies who live around us. The book follows the adventures of a group of fairy hunters - Ashley, Big Rabbit and Turtle - who meet a number of magical creatures. We discover the mud puddle fairy, the closet hanger fairies, the teacup fairy, the button fairies, the basket fairy, the book fairies and other mischievous friends. If you ever wondered why your clothes end up on the closet's floor or what teacup fairies like to eat, this is the book for you. The story is narrated by Laura, an amused yet wise observer who teaches tolerance and helps resolve conflicts among the fairy hunters.

I liked the whimsical illustrations by artist Rose Csorba. The pictures are a perfect addition to the story and together, take the readers' imagination on a journey filled with magic and wonder.

My daughter was enchanted by this book, and as we read it, we had discussions about what other fairies may live in our house. We figured there must be a cookie fairy who likes to snack on cookies from the pantry, and laundry fairy who makes our clothes dry overnight. The dance fairies help us with ballet class, and the music fairies love to dance.

One thing I would recommend for a future edition - maybe in hardcover - would be to use brighter paper, so the illustrations stand out the way they deserve.

Fairy Hunters, Ink. is available as an e-book or in paperback. You can see samples of the book and illustrations, as well as find out where to buy it, on FairyHunters.net.

Many thanks to the author and Bostick Communications for this review opportunity.

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