The latest in Liza Gardner Walsh’s Fairy-themed picture books is HOW DO FAIRIES HAVE FUN IN THE SUN? is a joyful romp through warm weather activities that early readers will love. Following the same rhyming question format as previous stories, the scenes are whimsical and recognizable for children. The theme of summer days and nights brings the fairies from the beach to woodland hikes to summer nights in rocking chairs. As the book draws to a close, the activities become more restful and sleepy.
A connection to the world around us is a thread through the scenes, and the beautiful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell highlight sandy shores, ocean waves, sea creatures, hikes and starry skies. Children will enjoy searching for different fairies and various summer animal and insect friends that appear again and again.
An appearance of children building fairy houses is featured, of course, as Liza Gardner Walsh is one of the foremost experts on fairies and their habitats. In fact, at the end of the picture book, the author has provided a six step on “How to Build a Fairy House.” This picture book is a wonderful addition to the Fairies series, and it is sure to inspire many summer activities for the families who read it together!
Recommended for ages 3-7.
Review by Kristin Wald