The Fairy Garden

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Pub Date 5 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 19 Apr 2022

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Follow the enchanting, beautifully illustrated story of Mimi, a young girl who longs to see fairies in her garden.

Mimi was a perfectly ordinary girl who lived a perfectly ordinary life. She had toys to play with, a little brother who wasn’t too annoying, and cakes on her birthdays. Mimi didn’t want many things. But there was one thing she wanted so very much, so very much indeed… to see a fairy in her garden.

Poor Mimi spends hours and hours making her fairy garden completely perfect, but the fairies never come. Whatever could she be doing wrong?

Just when she has given up all hope, some twinkling lights appear. They’re here! And they are bringing an important message…

With captivating artwork from Isa Bancewicz, and activity spreads at the back which tell readers how to create their own, perfect fairy garden this beautiful story will capture readers’ imaginations.

And, just maybe, it will help them attract fairies to their own gardens!

As with all new Ivy Kids titles, this book is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper... it's a planet friendly book!

Follow the enchanting, beautifully illustrated story of Mimi, a young girl who longs to see fairies in her garden.

Mimi was a perfectly ordinary girl who lived a perfectly ordinary life. She had...

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ISBN 9780711271760
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This was super adorable and I loved the message of letting gardens be a little wild. The tips in the back were a great touch too and the art was stunning. Will be getting a copy for my kids!

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A lovely story which highlights the importance of having a natural garden with no pesticides and without over ‘grooming’.

The protagonist of the story is a lore girl desperate to create the perfect environment for fairies to visit her garden, however in trying to make the garden perfect she removes the aspects the fairies need, like leaf litter and caterpillars.

The story ends and there’s a few pages to show children how to make their own fairy garden.

The illustrations are beautiful and add such richness to this book. I do feel the vocabulary is lacking a certain magical sparkle but the story is beautiful and gently told, teaching children it’s ok to make mistakes and the importance of keeping gardens wild.

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This was such a cute book!

We follow Mimi, a sweet little girl who dreams of having fairies living in her garden, so she’s trying her best to have the most perfect environment for them.

The illustrations are adorable and so very colorful! My daughter really enjoyed looking through them even if she doesn’t grasp the story yet (she’s one year old).

The story is simple enough for a child to understand and there isn’t a big takeaway from this story besides the fact that “perfect” looks different for everyone. So I think this would be perfect for a good bedtime story for toddlers to enjoy.

At the end of the book there’s also instructions on how to make your own fairy friendly garden and I really enjoyed that part. I believe my daughter will really like that part when she grows older, a fun activity for us to do together.

Apparently this book also has a very little carbon footprint which is always appreciated.

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Wow, this is a really amazing book and I loved it. It is a children's book about a little girl called Mimi who wanted to see fairies in her garden. Every day she would clean and tidy her garden, to make it what she thought was perfect, for the fairies. After a long time, the fairies came to her, but it was not what she expected. She had to make some changes to her garden, which worked out to be much better for the nature kingdom and the fairies to live in. This is a wonderful book, with stunningly beautiful hand drawn images, which are superb. I just loved the whole book, and it is so cute that there is an instruction area at the end of the book which shows how to make a fairy house. Great book, which I highly recommend!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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An enchanting read about how sometimes our best intentions go awry and might not be as well-meaning as we think... I love the message behind this picture book, filled with beautiful colours and illustrations. The fairy-friendly gardening tips are such a nice touch!

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