Little Fairy Can't Sleep

Daniela Drescher

Price:
£9.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Beautiful, delicate illustrations make this book one to treasure
  • A magical bedtime story from the creator of In the Land of Fairies

A magical, dreamlike tale which makes perfect bedtime reading, from the author of In the Land of Fairies.

Format:
hardback
Size:
236 x 208 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books;
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 7 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9780863158254
Publication date:
22 Sep 2011

Description

Faith, the little fairy, can't get to sleep. It's a lovely summer's night and magic is in the air, so she flies off to see who else is still awake.

Faith meets a mother fox and her young cubs, who can't get to sleep, an elf father whose children can't get to sleep, and the sandman who is filling sacks with magic dust to help children everywhere get to sleep. Finally the little fairy meets a moth-fairy prince who takes her to the source of the night's magic – a wonderful Midsummer Night's party – where she dances until she is so tired that she finally falls asleep.

This magical, dreamlike tale makes perfect bedtime reading.

Reviews

'It's a beautiful hardback book with wonderful watercolour illustrations … I loved the soft night colours of the flowers: dasies, honeysuckle and pink and white bindweed. This is a magic book of fairies and elves, a wonderful midsummer night story.'
--Juno

'Quite simply the most enchanting tale for bedtime.'
-- Creative Steps

'Little Fairy Can't Sleep is a lovely, dreamy, fairy story perfect for bedtime reading … Magical, mysterious paintings in tones of deep blue, gold, silver, and lavender make every page tingle with delight … The author has written six or more other titles about fairies and elves and merfolk, all as enchanting to young children as Little Fairy Can't Sleep.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'The brief, simple plot is clearly developed and offers a satisfying conclusion. Soft watercolors depict the fairy’s quest to find magic in the air, and they impart a dreamlike quality. The double-page illustrations suggest an enchanted world that is sure to appeal to readers.'
-- School Library Journal Review, February 2012

'The double-page spreads brim with flowers and wildlife. The only light comes from the moon and the stars. The flowers and grasses seem to sparkle with a dusting of color.Little girls will love hearing this story before bedtime. They will fall asleep thinking of new friendships and magical adventures. Drescher’s books … encourage imaginations to grow.'
-- Curled Up With A Good Kids Book

Author

Daniela Drescher is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for several years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She has written and illustrated many picture books, which are bestsellers in Germany, including, In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, The Elves' Big Adventure, What's Hiding in There?, Merlina and the Magic Spell, Little Fairy's Christmas and Lily the Little Princess (all Floris Books).

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.danieladrescher.de

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