This week the second in the series of fairy books from Liza Gardner Walsh (www.mossandgrove.com), illustrated by me and published by Down East Books flew into bookstores. (See 'Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?' 2015)
To celebrate I'm giving away a copy and a signed poster. To enter, share this post on line and leave a comment here (or tag me online). Draw happens Sunday evening, Feb 12 2017. Good luck!
I hope the fairies bring spring to Maine very soon!
Find out more about the book online at Rowman & Littlefield https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781608936335/Do-Fairies-Bring-the-Spring?
Buy at your local bookstore or online at all the usual places.
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Age Range: 4 - 17 Years
Could fairies be responsible for the remarkable transformation from winter to spring? In this whimsical outing from the duo behind Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?, Mitchell’s cheerful images, rendered in pastel shades, show fairies dressed in petticoats and ballet slippers joyfully planting and tending to flowers. Meanwhile, Walsh unspools an array of hypothetical questions for readers to ponder: “Do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels/ to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils?” she writes as tiny hedgehogs and ladybugs assist a multicultural array of fairies hand-painting flowers in full bloom. Befitting the miniature subject matter, Mitchell’s delicate scenes are crammed with tiny details of fairy life that imaginative readers will enjoy poring over ... children familiar with the energy that comes with spring’s arrival will feel it in the pages. A closing list of fairy-themed outdoor activities (including making a welcome sign and planting milkweed) offer light suggestions for children who are perhaps already well acquainted with the building of fairy houses.