Book Review: The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies

The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies
by Ammi-Joan Paquette
illustrated by Christa Unzner

I have fond childhood memories of building fairy houses with my mother. With moss for a bed and stones for a protective wall, I really believed that tiny fairies would be occupying the little home. The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies is a picture book that evokes that same sense of wonder, of magic just out of site and almost seen. The lovely illustrations combine artwork of adorable little fairies blended with photographs of nature, and sometimes children’s feet as they search for the fairies. The text invites children to hunt for the fairies, both in nature and on the pages of the book. This fun book will encourage both imagination and love of nature in children. Be forewarned: parents should be prepared to follow up a reading of this book with a fairy hunt outdoors!